The skull houses the brain, the central processing unit for the entire nervous system in our body. The skull is made up of 22 bones; 8 cranial bones and 14 facial bones. These bones are connected by joints called sutures. Research has shown there are subtle movements present in these joints with expansion occurring with every breath we take.
Bangs and contacts to the head and face (even minor) can cause restriction of this movement. Using manual muscle testing we can assess for dysfunction in the individual bones of the skull and their impact globally in the body. Gentle subtle corrections are used to balance and correct the cranium. This "Release" of the bones of the skull initiates a release of all of the tissues and structures associated with the cranium.
>> The spine and pelvis. >> The extremities- shoulders, hips, knees, etc. >> The Dura Mater which is the protective covering over the brain and spinal cord. >> The Fascia, a connective tissue envelope which runs head to toe, front to back, side to side and surrounds every organ, muscle and vessel in the body. >> The cerebrospinal fluid flow which is vital to the health and proper function of the nervous system.
Symptoms of cranial dysfunction can include:
>> Headaches >> Ear/Eye pain >> Facial twitching >> Jaw pain >> Sinus pain >> Dizziness/Vertigo