WHAT IS CFT?
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) is a very gentle, natural approach with powerful therapeutic effects.
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy is the work of Dr. Barry Gillespie. It is based on his theory that the Craniosacral and Fascial systems are not separate but one interconnected system. CFT blends the two established modalities of Dr. William Sutherland's Cranial Sacral Therapy and John Barnes' Myofascial Release, along with dental techniques developed from Dr. Gillespie’s experience as a periodontist.
What is fascia?
Basically, fascia is the body’s connective tissue, providing a framework that helps support and protect muscles, organs, and the entire body as a unit. It is an all-encompassing web found throughout the body that protects the entire body as a whole. It envelopes organs, muscles, nerves and even blood, for protection from outside trauma. It supports the musculoskeletal system and allows us to perform functional activities like walking, jumping, running, or simply changing position.
The intricate craniosacral fascial system originates in the body's core around the brain and spinal cord, and extends through the fascial web. A healthy system allows for the free flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain, down the spine, to the sacrum, and into the fascia.
How is fascia damaged?
All of us have experienced trauma --- difficult birth, surgery, auto accidents, falls, concussions, dental work/orthodontics, vaccinations, and emotional trauma, to name a few. Starting from birth, traumas accumulate and can create strain and toxicity in the craniosacral fascial system, restricting critical brain motion. Damage to the craniosacral fascial system can cause poor blood flow, diminish nerve impulses, hinder brain function, limit range of motion, and cause a host of other ailments.
How does CFT help?
Our brains must expand and contract. Any restrictions or damage to this motion can greatly effect our health and wellbeing.
CFT techniques are designed to gently unwind and release accumulated fascial strain. This allows optimal mobility and better brain function. When the Craniosacral Fascial System is loose and open there is free flow of cerebrospinal fluid to help nourish and cleanse toxins.
CFT is effective for all ages and benefits a variety of conditions..
- Birth trauma,
- Tongue tie-lip tie
- Inability to latch
- Difficulty sucking
- Difficulty swallowing
- Asymmetrical head shape
- Learning disorders
- Sinus conditions
- Neck pain
- Neck pain
- Jaw pain
- Hip pain
- Sinus conditions
- Back pain
- Pelvic pain
CFT is an ideal therapy for children as it is non-invasive, gentle, active, and fun! Removing fascial strain from childbirth, vaccinations, and other early traumas has been demonstrated to help with issues of tongue ties, colic, digestive discomfort, hyperactivity, attention deficit, autism, allergies, asthma, earaches, learning disorders, bedwetting, and other childhood ailments.
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The gentle techniques of CFT can help adults unwind tight fascia and release years of strain. CFT clients can often find lasting relief from migraines, sinus conditions, neck and back pain, sleep issues, and other common conditions.
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