Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic approach to healing that involves the gentle manipulation of the skull, spine, and sacrum to enhance the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and release restrictions in the connective tissues. Originating from osteopathy, this technique acknowledges the body’s inherent ability to self-heal and aims to facilitate this process and improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

What are the Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy?

Unlike a vigorous massage, craniosacral therapy employs a feather-light touch. Massage therapists use subtle movements to detect and release restrictions in the craniosacral system, cultivating a balance in the body’s natural rhythm.

Here are the stand-out benefits to a craniosacral therapy (CST) session:

Chronic pain relief

CST can be a game-changer for those battling chronic pain conditions. By addressing restrictions in the craniosacral system, the therapy helps release tension and alleviate discomfort, promoting lasting pain relief.

Emotional release and trauma healing

CST is not just about the physical body; it delves into the emotional and energetic aspects as well. Many individuals experience a sense of emotional release and healing after a craniosacral session.

Can help alleviate stress

Craniosacral therapy removes restrictions within the cranium and sacrum (head and pelvis) and helps shift the body out of stress mode into a calmer, more relaxed state.

A 2010 study examined the effects of Craniosacral Therapy (CST) on people with fibromyalgia. A total of 92 people with the condition received either CST or a placebo therapy for 20 weeks. Results showed that those who underwent CST experienced improvements in medium-term pain.

Craniosacral Therapy FAQs

Not exactly. CST is a powerful modality of healing that can be used on its own for pain relief and improved body function, but it is not a traditional massage. While some massage techniques are employed during a craniosacral session, the licensed therapist uses very gentle touches to manipulate connective tissues for improved body functions. However, a CST session can be combined with a massage if the client allows enough time. Combining CST with massage is highly recommended for maximum wellness benefits. You may also consider Vascular Manipulation as a part of a CST session. This treatment uses precise and gentle techniques to manipulate the arteries in the circulatory system to affect the extremities and organs of the abdomen, chest, and skull.

Yes! CST can be performed on children through the elderly and addresses a wide range of ailments and restrictions in the body’s natural function and movements. It is highly recommended that individuals check with their doctor if they are being treated for any medical conditions. CST may not be safe for all pregnant women or those with previous neck injuries.

CST can help manage the symptoms of many conditions, such as chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, Fibromyalgia, migraines, Neuralgia, post-concussion syndrome, Scoliosis, stroke, Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) and much more. It is safe to try, and all sessions are customized to the individual recipient.

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