Craniosacral and Myofascial Release: How Moving Fluid Keeps You Well

The body is 80% fluid.  It’s the circulation of these fluids that keeps you healthy.

shutterstock_3609937A body that is constantly hard and tense with overly shortened muscle and fascial restrictions experiences a slow down in the flow of these essential fluids.  And that can have some serious implications for your health over the long haul.

The goal of these two therapies is to allow the soft tissues to go from a sticky hardened state where restrictions are prominent, to a more fluid like state.

When this happens, the flow of the body’s fluids can go to work for you in several very meaningful ways to improve your well being.  And what you find is that the benefits you received during treatment continue over the long haul as the body is better able to kick into gear and work its magic.

So what are these fluids?

1.Myofascial release and craniosacral therapy improve the flow of blood throughout the body.

We can all agree that good blood flow is necessary for good health.  Blood brings oxygen and nutrients to all the tissues of the body.  If we restrict the flow of blood to an area, that tissue will die.   But blood is also responsible for removing the waste products of cellular activity.  Blood carries specialized cells of the immune system that offer protection from bacteria, viruses, foreign bodies and other toxins.  The better the flow of blood, the quicker your immune system can react.

2. Myofascial release and craniosacral therapy improve the flow of lymph.

Lymph is a yellowish fluid that circulates throughout the body and then is filtered through the lymph nodes.   Lymph is an important part of your immune system working to filter out toxins, bacteria and viruses from the body.

3  Myofascial release and craniosacral therapy improve the flow of interstitial fluid.

The interstitial fluid is the fluid that surrounds each cell.  As blood vessels pass through this fluid, oxygen, antibodies, and nutrients are released into the interstitial fluid so that they can be utilized by the individual cells.  Healthy cells combine together to make healthy tissues.  Healthy tissues combine together to make healthy organs.  And healthy organs are integral for making a healthy individual.

Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy allow you to go with the flow.

Good flow in the tissues means you aren’t wasting energy trying to get nutrients, oxygen, and important immune system cells like antibodies to where they need to go.  Good flow means that toxins and cellular waste products are quickly filtered out before they can do any longstanding harm.   Good flow means that communication lines are wide open and the body can better respond to the demands placed upon it.

So what does this mean for you?

Have you been challenged by a cold that keeps coming back?  Help those immune cells get to where they need to go with some myofascial work.  Do you have an autoimmune disorder that keeps the immune system constantly revved?  This form of body work will give it the extra boost you need.  Are you experiencing circulatory problems?  Freeing up fascial restrictions can make a big change in circulation.   Taking chemotherapy?  Consider some craniosacral therapy to enhance the immune system and relax the nervous system to allow the body a quicker recovery.   Get the idea?

Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy help the body to help itself.

And boy, that feels better.  Free up that fascia, improve fluid flow, and appreciate how the body can make magic happen.

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