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Presentation on CranioSacral Therapy

Drs Tom and Laura Gross @ Mills River Family Chiropractic / ABC Learning LAB

You are cordially invited to attend a free presentation on Craniosacral Therapy.In the last Issue I shared how the body seems to have an analog to Heaven’s river of life.I mentioned a form of therapy that is directed to improve and help correct abnormalities in the flow of this river.A body fluid called cerebrospinal fluid CSF is moved deep in the brain and around the spinal cord in a river like current by a “craniosacral pump” which has more recently been called the Primary Respiratory Mechanism.I mentioned how strangely comforting it is to assist this river of CSF and how this is thought, by some, to be why babies and the elderly love to rock in a rocking chair.

It is interesting to read references in the medical literature to the importance of CSF in providing assistance in temperature regulation, nutrition, detoxification and immune defense for the brain and spinal cord.In Ezek 47:8-12 we read how the water from the river of life “…will heal the salty waters and make them fresh and pure.Everything touching the water of this river shall live…But the marshes and swamps will not be healed; they will still be salty.All kinds of fruit trees will grow along the riverbanks.The leaves will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit.There will be a new crop every month-without fail!Fore they are watered by the river flowing from the Temple.The fruit will be for food and the leaves for medicine.”TLB

With little doubt the reference is directly concerning God’s Holy Spirit.I am constantly amazed, however, that God’s creation reflects His nature and heavenly economy in so many ways.It is contended in the major traditions of cranial work in Chiropractic and Osteopathic medicine that impaired motion or alignment of the vertebrae and cranial bones or area’s of inflammation can create regions where the CSF doesn’t flow properly, possibly even creating small eddy currents impairing the delivery of fresh nutrients, temperature regulation and removal of waste, thus allowing the accumulation of metabolic waste in the immediate vicinity, which is potentially toxic.This reminds me of the marshes and swamps that will still be salty.

CranioSacral therapy (CST) represents one of the two major traditions effecting health through cranial therapy. CST is a light touch technique which addresses health through gentle intervention into the cranial and meningeal system.Using light touch, generally the weight of a nickel, the CranioSacral Therapist tunes into the subtle rhythm which can be measured some say even to the point of conception.This rhythm is continued through life in the pulsing fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord sealed within the meninges.The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.A CranioSacral Therapy session typically runs 45 minutes to more than and hour.The patient remains fully clothed and simply rests.During the session the patient may have gentle body movements, memories or emotional releases as the brain unravels it’s long history of insults and injuries, sometimes going back to the birth experience where the cranium is compressed under great pressure.

CranioSacral Therapy has been credited with providing relief in a wide range of maladies including migraines and headaches, chronic neck and back pain, motor coordination impairments, stress and tension related problems, infantile disorders, chronic fatigue, scoliosis, CNS disorders, emotional difficulties, jaw (TMJ) dysfunction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, orthopedic problems as well as many other conditions.This may seem like an astonishing list of successes, but if you consider that, just like Chiropractic, it benefits the brain and it’s environment, it is easy to understand how this therapy can be so effective.

Mills River Family Chiropractic is blessed to provide CranioSacral Therapy.Patrick McGuire, LMBT is a gifted massage therapist with 17 years experience has specialized training in CranioSacral Therapy.He has worked with neo-nates and senior citizens and seen a wide range or remarkable improvements.Patrick will be providing a FREE INFORMATIVE DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION where he will briefly outline the origins, methods and process of CranioSacral Therapy and give a brief demonstration of what a session is like and talk about it’s benefits and track record in healing.