What is the Craniosacral System?

The Craniosacral System is made up of four major parts, but affects the entire body, as it influences not only the nervous system, but others as well. The parts of the Craniosacral System are:

Cerebrospinal Fluid

A clear fluid produced in the brain, cerebrospinal fluid fills parts of the brain and the center column of the spinal cord. As cerebrospinal fluid circulates, it creates a rhythm that your bones also replicate. This rhythm is what a craniosacral therapist feels for when assessing the body to find restrictions in the system.

Lining of the Brain and Spinal cord

The lining of the brain and spinal cord are also referred to as the meninges, and is split up into three parts starting with the outermost layer. These are called the dura mater, the arachnoid mater, and the pia mater. Cerebrospinal fluid circulates in between the arachnoid mater and the pia mater. The primary purpose of these layers is to protect our central nervous system. It is possible for the meninges to become tight, just like a muscle, and a cranosacral therapist can help relieve that tension.

Spinal Cord

A tube that stretches from your brain to the low back, the spinal cord sits along the spine, controlling motor function and nerve signals throughout the body. As a key part of the nervous system, any time pain or other sensations are felt, the spinal cord is the one receiving the information.

Sacrum

The sacrum is a triangular bone that sits at the base of the spine, in between the two wings of the pelvis. It adds support to the spine and spinal nerves.

The entire system works together in harmony, and every part of the system is addressed during a session. For example if someone has come in after a bad fall on the sacrum, it could have an adverse affect on the head. My goal is to bring a balance back to the system and help remove restrictions in flow of the cerebrospinal fluid. If you feel this kind of work would benefit you I’d love to see you for an appointment!

Spring is here, do you have the right products for a healthy and happy face?

CLEANSE TREAT MOISTURIZE PROTECT.

With skincare being more streamlined these days its no doubt its on the uprising trends for 2019. The biggest makeup trend of 2018 was the “NO Makeup” makeup look so there is no wonder people are going BACK TO BASICS when concerning their skincare routine.

Something I learned working retail in the skincare industry, was these helpful steps: Cleanse, treat, moisturize, and dont forget to PROTECT. This has always stuck in my mind for a good basis to follow when reviewing what you have, and what you may want to add.

There are also three questions I ask when helping a client find what they need. How would you describe your skin? What are your main skin concerns? And, What products are you using ? With these three questions you can easily see if you are missing a step. Alot of people think that washing their face with bar soap, or moisturizing with baby lotion is enough, then they wonder why their face is oily or breaking out. Believe me, I spent years thinking I had oily skin and that I needed less moisture. I also was skipping the exfoliation process so my moisturizer was just sitting on top of my skin. Lets not forget the many many years I didnt wear sunscreen. Did you know that you do the most damage to your skin when you are in your twenties, when we think we will never get old! Just using these questions as a guide line has never steared me in the wrong direction.

Last but not least, Main Street Day Spa is an AVEDA spa. The products are vegan and have been cruelty free since 1978. Call Jessica Or Linda for all of your skincare needs and wants.

Craniosacral Therapy: An Introduction

Craniosacral Therapy is becoming a popular type of alternative therapy for pain and dysfunction, but a lot of people don’t know what to expect for their first appointment. This approach is something I’ve always been fascinated in and would like to introduce to my massage practice. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting on some of the common questions I’ve heard.

What is the Craniosacral System?

What does a typical Craniosacral session look like?

Why is the pressure so light?

How long will it take for my problem to be healed?

If you would like to talk about Craniosacral Therapy, or if you would like to schedule a massage appointment, I’m ready to schedule with you! See you soon! – Rob

Raindrop therapy – What is this?????

Raindrop therapy is a technique of gently dripping (like raindrops)  high graded essential oils along the spin.  The technique was developed by D. Gary Young, aromatologist and well-known expert on the art and science of aromatherapy.

The chosen oils are softly worked into the nuscles of the back dispersing the oils along the nerve pathways.  The oils work in the body for a week or more.

The oils used in Raindrop Therapy are Valor, Thyme, Oregano, Cypress, Wintergreen,  Basil, Peppermint,, Marjoram, Aroma Siez, and Ortho Ease.

All of these oils have specific benefits and working together benefit the body in many ways.

Here is a list of the oils I use during Raindrop therapy along with a little information about each oil.

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VALOR

Valor is the first and most important oil used in this technique.  This combination of oils  balances the electrical enegies within the body.  Valor helps create an internal environment where structural alignment can occur.

THYME

This oil has been used for its ability to support the immune system by attacking bacteria, fungus, infection, or virus that could be present.  This oil may help with fatigue and bringing back energy after fighting an illness.

Common primary uses have been for Aging, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, Bronchitis, colds, croup, hair loss, psoriasis, etc.

Thymes properties are Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Ant-infectious, Anti-imflammatory, Antimicrobial, Anti-parasitic, Antiviral, Cartdio-tonic, Neuro-tonic, and Utero-tonic.

French medicinal uses: Anthrax, asthma, bronchitis, colitis (invedtious), cystitis, dermatitis, dyspepsia, fatigue (general), psoriasis, sciatica, and tuberculosis.

Body systems affected are the immune system, muscles, and bones.

OREGANO.

French medicinal uses have been for Asthma, Bronchitis, mental disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism (chronic), and Whooping Cough.

Oreganos properties are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitifc, antiseptic to the respiratory system, antiviral, and immune-stimulant.

This oil is a “hot” oil and may cause skin irritation.  Use with caution.  You can use it directly to the skin, but if the skin begins to redden, dilute with oil, not water.

CYPRESS

This oil is used for its antibacterial, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, and diuretic properties.  Additionall it may be used as a decongestant for the circulatory and lymphatic system..

 

I use young living essential oils on a daily basis with massage, my facials and self care.  I trust their origin, distilling process, and quality.  I have personally been to one of the companys farms and witnessed the distilling process.

My training includes instruction by D. Gary Young in the technique and his class in aromatherapy.  I feel very fortunate to have had this training before his death this year.  His expertise will live on in his memory.

Rhonda Beckman

Always check with your doctor before using essential oils.  Oils are not a replacement for medical care.

A Better YOU

Do you desire Optimal Well Being?  Would you like to wake up feeling AMAZING and free of being held back by excess weight?  Stop SABOTAGING yourself.  Reach out to me today to get the answers you have been looking for.  Today is the day to change your life!  I am here to walk you through a Health Journey that you will not fail at, and become the best version of YOU!  For more information on my incredible system that Will work for you, call 360-521-9171.

In Health,

Ranee Nicholson

Certified Health Coach