The CranioSacral therapy, first proposed by John Upledger, aims at identifying excess tension in the connective body tissue (usually in the cerebral region) and the breath (as regulated by the cerebellum). All major physical and energetic systems in the body are interconnected through tissue. This provides connectedness, firmness, protection, and contributes to the versatility of the body. Whenever physical symptoms occur, the CranioSacral therapy assumes that there is so much excessive tension on one of the body’s major systems that the body in the end is unable to rebalance itself through allowing the natural decharge of tension.
The actual therapy consists of a very subtle skin massage to rebalance the so-called CranioSacral rhythm on locations where the imbalance causes symptoms. The blockade is subtly invited to loosen, allowing a soft transformation to relaxation. CranioSacral therapy is not about repairing an injured body. This therapy assumes oneness in the physical, energetic and mental body. Through the subtle massage, the aim is to create sufficient space in the systems of the patient to allow the natural self-healing processes to surface again.