This therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient in order to tune into the craniosacral system. Just as the circulatory system transmits blood throughout the body, craniosacral therapists feel various locations of the body to determine the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. The basic concept is that the central nervous system is dependent on the craniosacral system (the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and body) and that blockages or distortions of this system cause tension and then can lead to diseases throughout the body. Craniosacral therapists therefore massage gently to release the tension and correct imablances and restore the flow throughout your body. By gently working with the spine, the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia, the restrictions of nerve passages are eased, the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord can be optimized, and misaligned bones are restored to their proper position.