About Craniosacral Therapy
CST is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique developed by an American osteopathic physician almost one hundred years ago. CST is based on understanding the continuous subtle movements of the bones in the cranium the cranial bones follow a rhythm, one that cycles 6-12 times per minute.
A therapist gently works with the spine and the skull, and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. Craniosacral therapists are able to detect disturbances in the craniosacral rhythm to help identify areas of restriction, in the cranial sutures and other soft tissue disturbances in the body.
Treatment: What to Expect
- Treatment is usually an hour in length
- You remain fully clothed
- Your therapist places their hands in different areas (pelvis, diaphragm and cranium).
- You will become deeply relaxed during the treatment, you may even fall asleep
- At various times the therapist may support a client’s limb and spine while facilitating a tissue release
How is CST beneficial?
- CST helps restore normal movement in the cranium
- Releases myofascial restrictions and tensions in the body and the head
- Eases restrictions of nerves
- Optimizes cerebrospinal fluid movement through the brain and spinal cord
- Helps restore misaligned bones to their proper positions (assisting troubles with back, hips, shoulders, knees)
How Does Craniosacral Therapy Help You?
Craniosacral therapy is used to treat the following:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigues Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post surgical Dysfunction