a super highway with super powers
“The fascial system functions as a fiber optic network that bathes each cell with information, energy, light, sound, nutrition, oxygen, biochemicals, hormones and flushes out toxins. The brain and nerves are important, but a much slower form of communication. The ion-transfer mechanism of nerve impulses is too slow to account for the massive amount of information necessary for our body/mind to function. Therefore, it is the fascia, your liquid crystalline matrix, that is the major and most important communication system of your body. The fascia functions as a fiber optic network connecting every aspect of our mind/body at an enormous speed.”
- John F. Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T., M.B.
John Upledger's life work
CranioSacral in the water?
CranioSacral Therapy can be done in a body of water and is actually enhanced because water is a conductor of energy and because in water the body is less restricted by gravity so it is free to move in any way it needs to facilitate release.
Enjoy This Upledger Documentary about Dolphin-Assisted Therapy
Great for Athletic Injuries!
Watch former NFL Running Back Ricky Williams' experience with CST
Cerebral Spinal Fluid, Alzheimer's, and the Glymphatic System
In CranioSacral Therapy we work with the CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) of the body, and its pulsation as it travels through the brain and spinal cord. The movement causes a fluctuation in the meninges that cover the CNS and can be felt throughout the body by sensitively trained hands. Extracellular fluid in the brain (a derivative of CSF) flushes away toxins and damaging compounds such as the amyloid beta plaque, a main culprit in Alzheimer's disease. Leading causes of Alzheimer's disease include inflammation, damage from toxins, vascular dysfunction, and emotional or physical trauma. CranioSacral Therapy works to optimize the flow of CSF. This promotes cleansing of the cells, as well as the release of restrictions and adhesions in the tissues of the body.