CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch, which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues and spinal fluid that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it''s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction including:
Migraines and Headaches• Stress• Anxiety• Depression• Motor-Coordination Impairments• Chronic Fatigue• Fibromyalgia• TMJ Syndrome• Scoliosis• Central Nervous System Disorders• Learning Disabilities• ADD/ADHD• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder• High Blood Pressure• Hyperactivity• Sleep Issues• Pre and Post Surgery• Whiplash; Accident Related Issues• and many other conditions
How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?
The brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system, and, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.
What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?
· Migraines and Headaches
· Chronic Neck and Back Pain
· Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
· Motor-Coordination Impairments
· Infant and Childhood Disorders
· Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
· Chronic Fatigue
· TMJ Syndrome
· Central Nervous System Disorders
· Learning Disabilities
· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
· Orthopedic Problems
· And Many Other Conditions