Craniosacral Balancing (CSB) is a gentle hands-on/manual therapy that seeks to release tension in the fluid membrane system around the brain and spine (the cerebrospinal fluid and meninges).
Although CSB is a gentle treatment, it can still produce significant changes and improvements since it restores the function and releases the tension between the bones of the skull as opposed to forcing movement. In this way, CSB is working with the body and fundamental potency or life force. It works by optimising the environment around the brain and spinal cord, which enhances the body’s natural ability to heal and self-correct.
What causes tension in the Craniosacral System?
Tension in the craniosacral system or dural membrane can come from physical or emotional trauma from head injuries, birth trauma, motor vehicle accidents, dental work (including tooth extractions), and other events involving the head and back.
CSB is deeply relaxing, and some research suggests it may help with neck pain, headaches, migraines, sleep issues and even sleep apnoea.
People have experienced relief through craniosacral balancing from:
CSB has also helped with breathing problems and sleep apnoea.
CSB activates the Vagus Nerve (the 10th cranial nerve in the Parasympathetic Nervous System or the ‘Rest and Digest‘ response) since it is so relaxing. The treatment activates the healing response in the body. During a CSB treatment, people often fall asleep or drop into a deep meditative state.