Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a technique that works to balance the skull and the spine. Utilizing a gentle, light-touch approach, this type of therapy releases tensions deep in the body and central nervous system. Using therapeutic touch to influence the cranium and spine, CST works to restore the natural rhythmic flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
We accomplish this creating and holding a space that allows the body to naturally heal itself. With slight compression or distraction of the connective tissue, the body is able to release and unwind its holding patterns, allowing all the systems in your body to self-correct.
CST is performed with the patient on a comfortable table in a quiet, nurturing environment. The technique gently works to resolve the underlying problem, not just the symptom. Proper control of every cell and tissue of your body is affected by the bones of the skull and the tension on your spinal cord. When your body is free of overall tension, you are able to move and function at an optimal level.
CST has been shown to be beneficial for all age groups. It can be of great help to individuals suffering from pain, especially in the head, jaw, neck, shoulders, and back. Infants and young children have had relief of symptoms such as constipation, colic, bed-wetting, and sympathetic overdrive. Along with aiding in pain relief and stress relief, this technique has also been shown to improve coordination, self-control, and mental focus, while reducing anxiety and fatigue. CST can also help resolve sinus and allergy issues and can even help prepare a woman for childbirth. Because CST naturally restores the body’s imbalances, it is inherently tailored to the specific needs of each patient.