Free The Cranial Nerve To Free The Neck
Do you suffer from tightness, pain, limited mobility in your neck? Did you know that a cause of this discomfort may be misalignment of the temporal and occipital bones of your cranium?
Your neck is stabilized by some strong muscles called the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) in the front and and upper trapezius in the rear. The Spinal Accessory Nerve is the cranial nerve that controls and powers these muscles. Usually, this nerve passes unobstructed from the brain through a small channel created by the articulation of the temporal and occipital bones, and then
branches out to the SCM and upper trapezius. The channel is called the jugular foramen.
However, sometimes as a result of direct trauma or tissue strain that transmits from one area of the body to another, the temporal and occipital bones can become misaligned where they meet with one another. Such misalignment can cause the channel to close, compress and disrupt proper function of the nerve. This in turn can adversely affect the function of your SCM and upper trapezius muscles.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) works to discover and address the root cause of dysfunction rather than merely treating the symptoms. Through gentle and intuitive touch, focused intention, and encouragement of your body's innate ability to self-correct tissue strain and imbalance, CST helps your body to free up the Spinal Accessory Nerve so that you can once again experience the joy and comfort of movement in your neck.