CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction therefore improving whole-body health and performance.
What conditions can CST help with?
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Infant and Childhood Disorders, including Colic
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- and many more!
What is the craniosacral system?
The craniosacral system consists of membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain, spinal cord, and attached bones. These membranes extend from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth (which make up the cranium) and down the spine to the sacrum or tailbone area.
How does CranioSacral Therapy work?
Using a soft touch—starting at about the weight of a nickel (5g)—practitioners evaluate your internal environment. Then they use distinctive, light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find which creates a more rhymthic flow to the craniosacral system. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST naturally eliminates pain and stress, strenthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being.
What can you expect from a CST session?
During a CranioSacral Therapy session you reamin fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded table.
begins by gently touching various parts of your body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system.
Delicate, manual techniques are then used so as to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system.
What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing and creates feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on.
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