The mandible is a particularly significant bone. It is crucial to our overall health, with potential repercussions anywhere and everywhere. We use our mandible much of the time – to eat,speak, yawn, and express ourselves. It is one ofthe most common sites of stress – as indicated bythe prevalence of teeth grinding and temporomandibularjoint discomfort – and is an areaparticularly susceptible to injury and trauma. Craniosacral is gentle, deep body work that re-establishes psychosomatic balance. The craniosacral system is intimately related to the nervous, musculoskeletal, vascular, endocrine and respiratory systems. Craniosacral is a non-invasive manual therapy that comprises different levels: body, mind and emotions.
We could be addressing imbalances in the mandible which are affecting the rest of the
system. We might be working with stress, teeth grinding, and profound deeply ingrained
emotional patterns. So we can work with the mandible because it is symptomatic, because it
is the underlying factor for issues elsewhere, to check its state, or as a means of integrating the
whole person.