When I explain the craniosacral fascial system, I neatly separate the “craniosacral” aspect from the “fascial” aspect for easier comprehension. But in reality, the fascia attaches to every bone cell in the cranium and sacrum, especially in the intramembranous and cartilaginous newborn bones.
In the 1970s, no one loved craniosacral more than me, and God bless everyone doing great craniosacral work now. What I am suggesting is that this craniosacral mechanism is a part of the full-body fascial web that John Barnes P.T. has talked about for 50 years. The fascia is the missing link, holding the memory of physical and emotional trauma in the time-space continuum.
Nowhere else do we see this phenomenon better than with newborn and infant CFT. Once their craniosacral fascial systems respond and release, their cranial bones and sacrums shift accordingly without any pure craniosacral work. As Heather Sabin Bryan aptly states, “The fascia runs the show.”
Our ultimate goal is to offer CFT to every newborn globally. We believe that people do not have to suffer their entire lives because they had a difficult birth.