The craniosacral system consists of the skull, the cerebral and spinal membranes (‘dura’) and the sacrum. The dura is part of the connective tissue system, or ‘fascia’, that forms an elastic network throughout the body. Our body consists of 25% connective tissue. It covers, supports and connects all structures in our body – skull, spinal cord, organs, bones, muscles, joints, blood vessels and nerves.
It is essential that the fascia moves smoothly with all our movements. However, tensions and blockages may have arisen as a result of, for example, illness or trauma. This can manifest itself in chronic pain symptoms.
With a gentle hands-on treatment, disturbances and tension in the craniosacral and fascial system can be noticed and treated. Research (2019) shows that a clear reduction in pain and improved function can be achieved.