Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

This therapy is a physical medicine technique that is very gentle and can create profound changes; both physically and mentally.  The practitioners of this art have been trained to feel the pulsation of the cerebral spinal fluid (termed the cranial pulse) and utilize this information to find problems with functions of the body.  With gentle adjustments they can restore optimal function to the brain, nerves, muscles, and organs.  The techniques used were developed by osteopathic physicians over 40 years ago and have continuously been expanded on and improved upon over decades.

CST takes a whole-person approach to healing and the inter-connections of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged.  It is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of illnesses helping to create the optimal conditions for health, encouraging vitality, and facilitating a sense of well-being.  The craniosacral system has a powerful influence over the nervous, hormonal, and

immune system functions, thus creating a total body effect.  Healing and transformation are achieved by improving the flow of this vital fluid and life force in our bodies.

 

CST is suitable for people of all ages including babies, children, and the elderly.  Whether someone has been storing emotional trauma in the body, has had physical trauma, is struggling in development, or is stuck and not getting results from other treatments; this therapy will accelerate the healing process.

What Conditions Does Craniosacral Therapy Address?

                                                           

 

  • ADHD/ADD

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Fibromyalgia/Connective-Tissue Disorders

  • Infant and Childhood Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Scoliosis

  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • And Many Other Conditions

What to Expect in a Craniosacral Therapy Session

 

A typical session lasts from 45 minutes to an hour, and takes place in a quiet, private setting. The patient remains clothed as they relax on a comfortable, padded treatment table. The practitioner will stand or sit positioned at various points of your head, torso, or feet.  At times the practitioner may also support limbs and spine while helping the body release accumulated tension. 

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