Meninges Form Vital Protective Sheath for Our Central Nervous System
The meninges are a three-part sheath of membranes that, along with the cerebrospinal fluid, cover and protect the central nervous system. The Neurological Relief Centers have developed a system of therapy based on the idea that compression of the meninges – Meningeal Compression – explains fibromyalgia and a myriad of neurologic diseases and conditions.
The outermost part, closest to the skull, is
a thick, durable membrane called the dura
mater. Its two layers form the outermost meningeal sac that
covers the inner membranes and supports the larger blood vessels that
carry blood from the brain back to the heart. The dura
mater is attached to the skull and the bones that form the vertebral
The innermost membrane is the pia mater, a very thin, delicate envelope that is firmly attached to the surface of the brain and spinal cord. The space between the arachnoid and pia mater is filled with cerebrospinal fluid.