Restrictions are caused by physical or emotional traumas. For instance, neck injuries from a car accident are locked into the body. So are sports injuries, accidental falls or birth complications such as forceps deliveries. Emotional traumas are also stored, the events are essentially "frozen" into our bodies until they are released.
The brain produces a fluid, which circulates within the head and up and down the spine. This is called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). There is a rhythm, or pulse, created by the pumping of this fluid (like the pulse from our circulatory system, but much fainter). Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a non-invasive technique used to assess and treat restrictions and altered patterns of cerebrospinal fluid flow.
Manual manipulation is used for making corrections in the system made up of cerebrospinal fluid, cranial and dural membranes, cranial bones and sacrum. Through touch and pressure, tension is reduced and cranial rhythms are normalized, leading to improvement in health and restored well-being.