This rhythm is the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid as it courses around the brain and spinal cord. It is a direct reflection of the rhythm of the central nervous system. This rhythm can be felt anywhere on the body. It is conducted first via tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord and then through direct soft tissue connections throughout the rest of the body.

The rhythm is similar to the power you receive in your house. If the power is on in your house then everything is fine. If it goes out, then you must try to locate where the disruption in power occurs. Is it a light bulb? The power line? or at the main power plant? Similarly, we follow the rhythm to determine if the main problem is in the foot for example, the brain, or somewhere in between that is disrupting the relay of the signal and thereby causing the pain or "outage". Thus by following the rhythm and determining where the breakdown occurs the abnormal tensions and imbalances can be found that are causing the pain.

Then we begin to treat those areas. By tapping into the rhythm we can directly communicate with the central nervous system and monitor the body's state of irritability or resistance. In therapy we always stay in tuned to this rhythm and try to let it guide us by communicating how to gently allow the tissue to move without increasing its excitability or defensiveness. In this way the touch is very gentle, non-invasive, accurate and addresses the source of pain rather than the symptoms of the pain.

Craniosacral therapy can address pain in any region of the body, whether it is in the head, face, neck, chest, arms, organs, nerves, back, hips, legs or feet. It can be from pain due to accidents, trauma, dental procedures, pre or post operative procedures, injuries, and disease processes.

Craniosacral therapy is also very beneficial for children. Even a normal birth can be traumatic as the hips, neck and shoulders get twisted and pulled out of the birth canal. This twisting may cause such things as digestive issues, torticollis, or sucking and swallowing problems. If any additional problems occur, such as being stuck in the birth canal, the cord being wrapped around the neck, or any other stressful conditions, the craniosacral system can be greatly impacted. These abnormal tensions and strain patterns can develop within the newborn and create various difficulties for the baby. Craniosacral therapy can play a large part in helping any newborn or child overcome these problems and help them to thrive.

Additionally, craniosacral therapy can help with emotional trauma, depression and stress induced illness. This can be accomplished by removing pressure off of the brain and spinal cord and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the part of our nervous system that calms and relaxes us.

Craniosacral therapy is beneficial for headaches, migraines, back pain, sciatica, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, birth trauma, colic, failure to thrive baby, irritable newborn, depression, dyslexia, dental trauma, following dental procedures (such as fillings, implants, crowns, braces, tooth extraction), fibromyalgia, hyperactivity, pre- and post- operative issues, problems during and after pregnancy, sinusitis, sports injuries, traumatic injuries, vertigo, whiplash.