Cranio Sacral Therapy

Cranio Sacral Therapy has a variety of uses alongside Dentistry and Orthodontics.

About Cranio Sacral Therapy

The way the jaw develops in childhood is hugely influenced by the function of the cranial bones and the body’s postural alignment. Retained moulding of the face, skull bones and position of the head and neck from birth can effect the growth and developmental balance of the head, jaw and hence positioning of the teeth. Bad Postural Alignment can lead to orthodontic problems. Often the mandible and occipital base are depressed/misaligned in the birth process itself and/or in falls or accidents. Dysfunction of the face and top of neck joints C1 and C2 can lead to malocclusion and craniofacial pain syndromes like TMJ dysfunction (tempro-mandibular joint dysfunction).

Cranio Sacral Therapy has a defined role in treating the causes of these problems. This when combined with skilful Orthopaedic Orthodontic treatment from a good Dentist can optimise teeth position working with the function of the cranial bones and body as a whole. This can make the process quicker and avoid possible side effects.

As this is a complex area it is best to speak to Robert Ennis for good explanation and more detailed information. Other areas where Cranio Sacral therapy can help with dentistry is when dental appliances and cross and bridge work are causing headache or jaw pain. Cranio Sacral therapy can help the body adapt quickly to these appliances.

Cranio Sacral treatment is a non-invasive and non-manipulative treatment using the lightest of touches starting at only 5 to 10 grams. It takes years of training before a Cranio Sacral Therapist has learned enough skills to treat clients effectively.

Conditions treated with Cranio Sacral Therapy include:-

Restricted motion of the maxilla, temporal bones and sphenoid

TMJ Dysfunction or TMD

Scinituis problems

Occipital Base C1 C2 Misalignment

Whip Lash

Plagiocephaly (or misshapen head)

Head and Facial Pain

Migraine

Back Pain

High Palette (mouth breathing)

Sphenobasilar Synchodrosis SDS problems

Bruxism (grinding teeth)

TMJ Dysfunction

TMD is characterised by pain in the jaw, joint and surrounding tissues and limits jaw movements such as: locking of the jaw, painful chewing, inability to open or close the mouth completely and severe limitation in the use of the jaw overall.

The pain itself can radiate into the mandible, ear, neck and tonsillar pillars. We have 2 TMJ’s: the joints that lay in front of each ear and connects the lower jaw bone (the mandible) to the skull.  It is the only paired joint in the body. If one side moves, the opposite side moves as well. Incoherent muscle function, orthodontic mis-alignment and cranio sacral problems all contribute to TMD.

Plagiocephaly

Many of the children I see at my cranio sacral therapy clinics have the appearance of Plagiocephaly. Their parents are concerned when they notice these asymmetries and find it hard to know what to do. The causes of Plagiocephaly vary.

Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches usually affect one half of a migraine suffers head. Since the dural tube is a reciprocating membrane, tension or torque in the skull will cause one side to be in traction while the other side provides the slack. The nerves passing through the tensioned side will be responsible for the varied and extensive pains. The dural torque can result from single or various combinations of structural distortion involving the pelvis, spinal vertebrae, dental malocclusion or cranial bone restrictions.

For More Information

To find out more about Cranio Sacral Therapy please download our informative leaflet.

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About Robert Ennis

(Cranio Sacral Therapist)

Robert has had an interest in Natural Health since he was a teenager and saw how effective Chi Gung (tai chi) was in relieving his recurring Sinus infections.  In 1979 Robert started training with Master Fanning. He is a black belt in Ming Chuan Kung Fu, a Chi Gung Teacher and USA Block Breaking Champion, Florida 2008.

There is Natural Healing tradition in Robert’s family as his great uncle was a traditional Bone Setter and Natural Healer. In 1994 Robert started seeing clients as a Natural Healer and has trained in various Healing Modalities such as: Upledger Cranio Sacral Therapy & Somato Emotional Release.

To make an appointment please contact us or phone the centre on 0949022468.