What is CranioSacral Therapy (CST)?
CST is a gentle, light-touch method of evaluating and enhancing the craniosacral system comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Restrictions in the craniosacral system are released to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
How does it work?
This form of bodywork directly influences the head, spine, brain and spinal cord. It is used to find and release areas of restriction, calm over-stressed areas of the body, and re-educate old holding patterns. The primary goal of CST is to restore the natural rhythmic movement found between the skull and the sacrum. This aids the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid throughout the central nervous system, bringing balance to all systems of the body.
What are the health benefits?
CST complements the body’s natural healing processes, bolsters resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of health issues associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Chronic fatigue
- Anxiety disorders
What happens during a CranioSacral Therapy session?
The current health of the client is assessed via a written and verbal intake. The client then lies fully clothed on a cushioned treatment table, and the craniosacral system is gently manipulated by cradling bones and joints and palpating tissues. The result is deep relaxation, physical alignment and mental-emotional integration.