Cranial Work also called cranial therapy and cranial osteopathy is based on the premise that the bones of the skull never fully fuse and can be delicately manipulated. This is important when there is head trauma, extensive dental work, malocclusion or a habit of clenching teeth, as these things can subtly shift the bones in your skull or spine disturbing the rhythmic flow of the fluid encasing the brain and spinal cord. This can cause pain and tension elsewhere in the body. Practitioners claim that by applying gentle pressure at various places, they can restore this rhythmic flow by bringing the bones back into alignment. Patients have reported relief of chronic headaches, muscle tension, and joint pain, as well as emotional disorders such as depression and PMS.