Craniosacral therapy is an alternative medicine therapy used by ostoepaths , massage therapists , naturopaths and chiropractors. A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient , which allows them to tune into what they call the craniosacral rythm. The practitioner gently works with the spine and the skull and its carnial sutures , diaphragms and fascia. In this way , the restriction of the nerve passages are said to be eased , the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is said to be optimized , and misaligned bones are said to be restored to their proper position. Craniosacral therapy is used to treat mental stress , neck and back pain , migraines , TMJ Syndrome , and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.