6 Ways CranioSacral Therapy Facilitates Brain Health, by Tad Wanveer, L.M.B.T., C.S.T.-D. in Massage Magazine

“A primary focus of CranioSacral Therapy is to gently lessen the body’s connective tissue strain and decrease meningeal stress. CranioSacral Therapy is based partly on the theory that certain light-touch manual techniques can help relieve cell stress and improve health by enhancing the form and balance of the connective tissue matrix, in particular connective tissue layers surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Enhanced brain form enables brain cells to work at their optimal level, which may improve molecular production, movement, use and clearance throughout the brain, leading to enhanced brain function and improved brain health. Because an emphasis of CranioSacral Therapy is on facilitating correction of the whole-body connective tissue matrix, it can be used for a wide range of conditions.”

By Tad Wanveer, L.M.B.T., C.S.T.-D.

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6 Ways CranioSacral Therapy Facilitates Brain Health

Role of Fascial tissue

” As in all connective tissue, the functional components of fascia include the mesenchymal cells (fibroblasts, mast cells, and macrophages) and the extracellular substances (collagen, reticulum, elastic fibres, and ground substance ).

The superficial structural role of this tissue has long been recognized, but its other biophysical characteristics and functions have begun to undergo clarification only since the relatively recent identification and description of the cellular and extracellular components.

Structurally, fascia acts as a restraining mechanism enclosing the muscle fibres, holding tendons in position as they cross articulations, and generally strenghtening the joint structure.


[These] stress bands are found in many areas along the lines of average strain patterns.

At many bones proeminences which have become tension or traction areas because of abnormal amounts of directions of associated strain, especially shortened and thickened development of connective tissue is found.


Restriction in joint motion may be due primarily to fascial thickening, with reduction in elasticity, or shortening. In many cases there is a combination of the two, and in such instances the fascial changes may be the result of either structural or functional stress in the musculoskeletal system. ”

“Osteopathic Medecine”




Chapter Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System