Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, noninvasive but profound and powerful hands-on therapy.
It can help to ease compression in the bones of the head, sacrum and spinal column and supports the body’s natural tendency to find health and balance by relieving the body of its tensions and restrictions.
As a holistic therapy, CST may help people in almost any condition by raising their vitality and supporting their own self-healing process. Some of the conditions treated by craniosacral therapy include: stress and anxiety, back and neck pain, digestive disorders, headaches and insomnia.
What is the craniosacral system?
Our brain and spinal cord make up our central nervous system which has a huge influence over the body's ability to function properly. The central nervous system itself is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system, the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
In our everyday life our body is exposed to an enormous amount of stresses which often cause the body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. The central nervous system as a result cannot function on a healthy level and this effects potentially every other system it interacts with. These restrictions can be noticed and corrected using simple methods of touch.
As a CST practitioner I use my hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling different 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.
By nourishing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to readjust, CST is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain to neurological impairment.
You’ll remain fully clothed during the treatment, so wear comfortable clothing. A session will usually last about an hour.