Cranio-Sacral Therapy


lat .: Cranium = skull and Os sacrum = Sacrum
engl .: cranio-sacral therapy = "skull-sacral therapy"; also craniosacral therapy or craniosacral osteopathy

Also read:

  • Osteopathy
  • Osteopathy treatment
  • Parietal osteopathy
  • Visceral osteopathy


The Craniosacral Therapy (cranio-sacral therapy) is a gentle, manual (executed with the hands) Form of treatment that is part of the Osteopathy represents. It is an alternative healing method for the relief of physical and mental illnesses.


The craniosacral therapy (cranio-sacral therapy) was introduced in 1930 by the American osteopathic physician William Garner Sutherland postulated. It develops from osteopathy. John E. Upledger refined Sutherlands "Osteopathy in the Cranial Field" continued and designed a concept of 10 individual steps combined with the alternative psychotherapy of the 70s. He called it "Somato Emotional Release" (physical and mental solution), in which he called "Energy cysts" that fixed in the tissue after trauma.
The boom in craniosacral therapy came in the last 20 years, during which masseurs, physiotherapists and alternative practitioners tried their hand at therapy.


The Basic idea of the craniosacral therapy represents a disorder in the craniosacral system. This system includes the Spine, the Sacrum (Sacrum), the Skull bones, the Meninges and the Cerebrospinal fluid (Liquor) which the brain and Spinal cord protects. The Brain water (Liquor) is produced in the brain and flows around the brain and the spinal cord in the so-called CSF spaces. Depending on the theory, it is assumed that 6-14 times per minute a wave is sent in this space from the skull to the sacrum. This so-called "Craniosacral pulse" is called "Energy flow" viewed. Proponents of the theory assume that this pulse indicates the order and mobility of the cranial skeleton and has an influence on well-being. Is there a Change in brain water flow before, certain diseases and symptoms can occur. At comatose patient For example, the pulse is 2-4 times per minute due to brain lesions. At hyperkinetic children or at acute febrile states on the other hand, if it is abnormally high.
Furthermore, it is assumed that the cranial sutures on the head bones have not grown together and can therefore easily move against each other. This can be used to feel the craniosacral pulse on the skull and sacrum. Disorders of the cerebral water flow should by tension of Muscles, the connective tissue or meninges. Restrictions of movement in the bones of the skull, spine or pelvis also change the rhythm.

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Basically it is craniosacral therapy suitable for all ages and most ailments. It will be a deep healing process initiated, of the Dissolves disease pattern and restore health. The aim of treatment is to restore one Balance of the brain water rhythm to reach. The patient lies on his or her stomach during treatment move and tries to relax completely. The therapist tries now Scan (palpate) of the skull and sacrum craniosacral rhythm of the patient. A calm atmosphere is very important for this. The therapist must have patience and empathy, not least to promote deep relaxation in the patient. From the skull, the practitioner works his way through the spine to the Sacrum and basin in front. As a "Precision mechanic" he feels it Tension and Blockages in the currents of life on this way and dissolves the sources of interference by gentle pressure, massages or other techniques until a steady pulse can be felt again. Overall, the treatment is perceived by the patients as very pleasant, which is why many fall asleep during the treatment. The techniques are great effectively and are well toleratedprecisely because they are not invasive (not hurtful) are. During the treatment, it doesn't just happen Decline in physicalbut also the intellectual and emotional tension. By dissolving the movement restrictions, the Self-healing powers of the patient used and promoted. A treatment takes about an hour. Craniosacral therapy in adults can be done 2 to 20 individual treatments consist. There should be an interval of one week between treatments. Children can have two treatments in a week, but they will receive fewer treatments overall. Generally, the therapy in two areas divided. Of the first includes the structural treatment. Which includes Diseases of the bones, joints and vertebral bodies. Typical complaints are a headache, Back pain, Muscle tension osteoarthritis by , Jaw misalignments etc. Second, the emphasis is on emotional relaxation. Mental stress and Trauma cause Tension e.g. to the Meninges and can to Learning problems, migraine, stress, i.a. to lead. Relaxing these areas leads to the solution of mental problems.

application areas

A craniosacral treatment is indicated in many cases. In particular in Newborn and Toddler age craniosacral therapy is helpful because disorders that occur at this age (embryonic development and or Birth trauma/birth) can best be eliminated. Favorable disease courses are documented, for example, in:

  • migraine, a headache
  • asthma, Sinusitis, bronchitis
  • Trauma (emotional and physical consequences of accidents)
  • shoulder- and back problems
  • Tinnitus, Otitis media
  • Visual disturbances
  • TMJ discomfort
  • Faults in central nervous system
  • autism
  • Digestive problemse.g. Colic
  • Orthopedic problems, e.g. Scoliosis
  • Learning difficulties, poor concentration, chronic fatigue
  • Emotional difficulties, coping with stress
  • Baby treatment at stomach pain, Stenosis of the pylorus, Difficulty in eating, apathy, lack of sucking reflex
  • Developmental disorders of infants, children and adolescents

People who rely solely on craniosacral therapy are at risk of serious illnesses being overlooked or inadequately treated. That is precisely why one should Treatment always in consultation with a doctor and see an experienced therapist. In people with Brain damage, for example Cerebral hemorrhage or increased intracranial pressure, craniosacral therapy must not be used. In the Treatment of newborns there is a risk of injuring the brain with the special handles, as the gaps between the skull bones are still far apart. Overall, however, the treatment is painless, very pleasant and involves very few risks.

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