“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung
The CranioSacral system is the core system of CranioBalance and consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It is encased by the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, through the vertebrae down to the sacrum and coccyx, or tailbone area.
Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.
Visceral manipulation (VM) , founded by Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral a French osteopath, is a unique and special form of gentle manual therapy that addresses the visceral (organ) systems in the body and works with the body’s ability to heal itself and achieve balance. The human body is made up of a web of interconnected tissues and each one of the organs relies upon interdependent movements that occur within and around all other organs. When you have an adhesion between two tissues or organs there is a lack of free movement, which leads to illness and disease.
Developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. It focuses primarily on the deepest and densest tissues of the body – key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement.
CranioBalance is a visionary method of natural healing, integrating the various CranioSacral methods (Upledger, Milne and Sills Biodynamic) with Zero Balancing and Visceral manipulation to create a truly unique method of treatment for the empowerment of the natural healing processes of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being. It is a gentle, non-invasive therapy enabling evaluation and enrichment of the whole body.
CranioBalance uses the CranioSacral Rhythm (CSR) or Cranial Wave as the main evaluative tool to determine the client’s overall health and well-being on the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual planes.