craniosacral therapy

noun
Updated on: 27 Nov 2017

Definition of craniosacral therapy

: a system of gentle touch designed to enhance the functioning of the membranes, tissues, fluids, and bones surrounding or associated with the brain and spinal cord

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First Known Use of craniosacral therapy

1986


Medical Dictionary

craniosacral therapy

noun

medical Definition of craniosacral therapy

: a system of gentle touch designed to enhance the functioning of the membranes, tissues, fluids, and bones surrounding or associated with the brain and spinal cord
  • He has also trained in craniosacral therapy, a technique developed by an osteopath which uses gentle pressure on the spine and skull to relieve tension.
  • —Rosalie RayburnThe Albuquerque Journal4 Nov. 2010

craniosacral therapist

noun
    • Craniosacral therapists work with the craniosacral system, a continuous membrane of deep tissue (fascia) that connects the cranium and spine and that also houses the brain and central nervous system.
    • —Mirka KnasterYoga JournalJuly/August 2000

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