CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY 

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY 

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a delicate, hands-on approach that releases deep body tensions, relieves pain and dysfunction, and improves the body’s ability to heal and perform.

 

Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for which can cause distortion to your craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. Your central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system.

HOW CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY  WORKS

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.

 

Other therapies include SomatoEmotional Release (SER). It’s a process that complements CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma. SER can offer enhanced results. More than 10 different body components are mobilized, including the thoracic inlet, hard palate and hypoglossal tissues.

WHO NEEDS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?

CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

 

CST can address:

  • migraine headaches

  • chronic neck and back pain

  • motor-coordination impairments

  • colic

  • autism

  • central nervous system disorders

  • orthopedic problems

  • concussions and traumatic brain injuries

  • spinal cord injuries

  • scoliosis

  • infantile disorders

  • learning disabilities

  • chronic fatigue

  • 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

SER can help:

  • locate and release energy cysts

  • release suppressed emotions that may be inhibiting complete structural releases

  • refine listening and comprehension skills

  • improve palpation and whole-body evaluation skills