craniosacral therapy

noun

: 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

Examples of craniosacral therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Between therapeutic soaks, visit the spa for reflexology, craniosacral therapy, and more. Leah Silverman, Town & Country, 11 Apr. 2023 The center has funded research on homeopathy, acupuncture, and craniosacral therapy (lightly touching the cranium to relieve putative blockages). Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling, The New Republic, 28 Feb. 2023 As the director of vibrational energy healing at the Well, Oula customizes experiences including reiki, craniosacral therapy, polarity energy balancing, EFT (also known as tapping), guided visualization, and sound therapy. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, 26 Apr. 2021 Upon returning home to L.A., White underwent craniosacral therapy to help relieve compression of the bones in the head. Jessica Herndon, Essence, 18 Jan. 2023 There are also three spas administering treatments that run the gamut from pampering (hot-stone massages, facials) to osteopathic (chiropractic and biodynamic craniosacral therapy). Siobhan Reid, Travel + Leisure, 8 July 2020 In addition to body wraps and scrubs, massages, skincare treatments and other services, the spa offers medical-grade facials, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, migraine relief and chronic pain management. Sarah Kuta, The Know, 30 July 2019 More helpful than craniosacral therapy is watching a YouTube channel I’ve discovered called the ASMR Barber. Ashleigh Young, The Cut, 2 July 2018 Kennedy has invited an impressive roster of beauty and wellness experts to conduct in-studio workshops, such as craniosacral therapy with celebrity aesthetician Julia March, and a posture workshop with Pilates guru Elizabeth Larkam. Janna Mandell, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of craniosacral therapy was in 1986

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“Craniosacral therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craniosacral%20therapy. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

craniosacral therapy

noun
: 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 Rayburn, The Albuquerque Journal
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 Knaster, Yoga Journal
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