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The origin of craniosacral therapy
Cranio = Relating to the ‘cranium’ (=Bones of the skull)
Sacral = Relating to the ‘sacrum’ (=Big bone between spine and coccyx)
Over 100 years ago Doctor Sutherland had a remarkable insight while examining the specialized articulations of cranial bones. He discovered rhythmic impulses which can be palpated by sensitive hands. Contrary to popular belief William Sutherland realized that cranial sutures were, in fact, designed to express small degrees of motion which he refers to as ‘Primary respiration’ (= 'Source of life' or 'Our inner physician' or 'The tide'). Several of his manual therapy techniques are still practiced today.
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