What is Craniosacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle modality that releases deep tensions held within the body. This modality is often used to relieve pain, reduce imbalance, and boost health and performance overall. It was created by an Osteopathic Doctor, William Sutherland and has continued to develop into three branches: Meningeal, Biodynamic, and Visionary Craniosacral Therapy.
The gentle touch of a CST practitioner is focused on the client’s central nervous system. A physical pulse can be felt as the brain creates and absorbs cerebral spinal fluid (the fluid that nourishes and surrounds the brain and spinal cord). Because this system is also comprised of fascia, it’s common for restrictions to form and create illness, imbalance, compensation patterns, and pathology.
The CST practitioner will move over the body using a gentle touch to feel where restrictions in this pulse exist. She will then help the body release these adhesions to restore balance and well-being.
What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?
Chronic back pain
Chronic neck pain
Headaches and migraines
Traumatic Brain Injuries and concussions
Stress and tensions related disorders
Injury and trauma from motor vehicle accidents
Central nervous system disorders