Craniosacral Fascial/Dental Therapy (CFT)
CFT combines combines essential approaches to relax fascia and dental issues with the more familiar Craniosacral Therapy
The difference between CFT and Craniosacral Therapy?
CFT’s founder, Dr. Barry Gillespie, says
” In my mind the fascial web appeared to rule the craniosacral system. I believed that the marriage of two great therapies, craniosacral and myofascial, into craniosacral fascial therapy was the ticket. When I added my periodontal oral/pharyngeal aspect, I felt something special was born.
“Later, I discovered a direct connection between the craniosacral and fascial systems, since a research study showed that cerebrospinal fluid was found in the collagen tubules. In essence I was getting maximum clinical results because I was treating the entire craniosacral fascial system.”
An early-adopter, I trained directly with Dr. Gillespie.
Can you benefit from Craniosacral Fascial Therapy?
- Many clients seek relief from headaches, tight necks and/or restricted pelvis. Read more or watch this video.
- Some are challenged by dental trauma such as root canals and wisdom tooth extractions. Read more about dental work and CFT or watch this video.
“As the brain expands and contracts . . . the cerebrospinal fluid flow can naturally bring nutrition and detoxify the brain and spinal cord . . . The concept of peeling the layers of the onion to get to the individual’s core issues is at the heart of CFT.” — Dr. Barry Gillespie, CFT founder.
A few contra-indications for receiving CFT include:
- Recovering from major surgery (allow 6 weeks for recovery)
- Living with an indwelling shunt
- Currently having orthodontic work done
- Recovering from a stroke
“. . . What if aging has something to do with all structural tissue becoming very slightly tighter with each trauma after conception. Over a lifetime that tightness probably would create poorer physiology and more toxicity in the body. This concept makes sense because as people age in our culture, they tend to loose flexibility, develop arthritis, and need canes, walkers, etc. What if newborns had CFT at birth and CFT thru their entire lives? What if a 90-year-old had a very loose body? I know that I am biased, but a lifetime of CFT could be a key piece of the aging puzzle.” — Dr. Barry Gillespie