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CranioSacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy enhances body functioning and helps alleviate pain and discomfort. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the cranium (bones of the skull, face and mouth) to the sacrum (tailbone area).

For which conditions is it helpful?

Since the craniosacral system directly influences the growth and performance of the brain and spinal cord, a restriction or imbalance in it may cause sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These conditions could include:

  • Eye and ear difficulties
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress-related problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Motor-coordination impairments

Is it gentle? Who may benefit?

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own healing mechanisms to challenge the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You benefit from improved overall health and resistance to disease. A light touch is used to test for restrictions in the craniosacral system. Restrictions are most easily felt in the skull and sacrum because these bones attach to the membranes that enclose the cerebrospinal fluid. The beauty of this gentle therapy is that it relies to a large extent on your body's natural self-corrective activities. CranioSacral Therapy is excellent for clients of all ages: from day 1 to age 91!

"I have had the bounty for almost twenty years of seeing Dr. Breunig for my chiropractic therapy. I have numerous spinal problems from accidents, including skull injuries. Dr. Breunig performs craniosacral adjustments and fine adjustments of my neck and upper back. I experience severe chronic pain, and her fine touch always results in relief. She has offered a great deal of helpful advice on many aspects of my health. Her gracious friendliness and happy demeanor always lift my spirits. I feel grateful to have discovered Dr. Breunig and I have referred many friends to her for healing.”
– Echo Mitchell, Minneapolis