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Rebalance your body

ROLFING - integração estrutural

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An innovative idea was introduced, in the Decade of 30, by William Garner Sutherland (1873-1954), American osteopath and visionary, who studied with the founder of osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still:

The bones of the skull have mobility, more specifically the cranial sutures of the temporal bones can move around, like the gills of a fish when breathing movement, creating the cyclic movement of inhalation and exhalation of the skull.

It can be said that the cranial sacral therapy consists in bringing balance to our body to balance the functioning of the craniosacral system. This system is composed of vertebrae, the sacrum, brain, central nervous system, liquid going, membrane system of the skull and meninges. This balance can be purchased with the improvement of position of the fluid motion and energy of those parts of the craniosacral system, on the central line of the body (midline).

Craniosacral therapy is based on the system called Sutherland the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM), which with the assumptions:

  • the inherent motility of the central nervous system
  • the fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid
  • the mobility of intracranial dural membranes and nonpyogenic intraspinal
  • the mobility of the cranial bones
  • the mobility of the sacrum between the ilia

Sutherland used the term "Tide", to describe the inherent fluctuation of fluids in the Primary Respiratory Mechanism.


Cranio-sacral therapy that we practice is based on four fundamental principles:

  • Understand holistically (holistic) the specific Anatomy and physiology of the client (patient)
  • Check that parts of their anatomy and physiology are in desincronia with the whole.
  • The therapist realizes the spiritual heritage of the client, its emotional and energetic State, without any kind of prejudice or judgment about what is perceived.
  • Finally, the therapist realizes their own spiritual heritage, of their emotional and energetic State, also without any kind of prejudice or judgment about what is perceived.

The cerebrospinal fluid bathes, surrounds and protects the central nervous system. The free movement of the cerebrospinal fluid, either in the head or along the spinal-cord, influence the entire body and nervous system, health and, consequently, their well-being.

Cranial sacral therapy or Sacral Skull, through an extremely soft touch, it can detect and correct changes in the functioning of cranial sacral system and related parts to improve the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid.

This method works the meninges, the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, column, and fascia, the sacrum, as well as the entire body, eliminating tensions and obstacles that oppose the free movement of the cerebrospinal fluid, relaxing and equilbrando the body and the entire craniosacral system. The movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord can be optimized, and together fix the position of the bones.