What is craniosacral therapy (CST) and how does it work?
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a mild hands-on treatment that can help with a number of problems such as headaches, neck discomfort, and cancer treatment side effects, to name a few.
CST examines membranes and fluid circulation in and around the central nervous system with a mild touch. By reducing pain and enhancing health and immunity, relieving tension in the central nervous system fosters a sense of well-being.
CST focuses on using gentle hand placement to help relax the body’s connective tissue, or “fascia.” Fascia (Latin for “band”) is a covering that covers organs, glands, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, the brain, and the spinal cord. This covering creates a body-wide network of connective tissue. CST is based on the principle that the human body is interconnected on all levels.
CST is supposed to promote biological processes’ efficiency by enhancing their inherent self-regulation, self-correction, and self-healing abilities. Both children and adults can benefit from the therapy.
What are some of the ailments that craniosacral treatment (CST) can help with?
- Pain that lasts for a long time.
Migraine is a type of headache.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a type of chronic pain that affect
Facial adhesions are a type of adhesion that occurs in the skin.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects people of all ages.
Diseases of the nervous system.
TMD stands for temporomandibular joint syndrome.
Post-concussion syndrome is a condition that occurs after a concussion.
What can I expect from a session of craniosacral treatment (CST)?
You stay completely clothed during a CST treatment, which is similar to massage therapy.
The first part of the treatment session is a consultation with your skilled therapist to identify problem areas. Soft music and dim lighting are frequently employed to promote relaxation.
The therapist assesses the presence of any disturbances and/or constraints in your fascial system using light pressure techniques. Light touch and fascial release may aid in the natural release of stress in your muscles and organs, improving function. Other patients frequently describe a deep sense of calm.
Is craniosacral treatment appropriate for all people?
Almost everyone can benefit from CST. However, craniosacral therapy may not be appropriate for some diseases, so consult your CST practitioner and physician.
If you have encountered any of the following and have not been released for treatment by your physician, your session must be postponed:
- I’ve had a concussion recently.
Swelling of the brain.
Arnold-Chiari malformation is a type of structural abnormality in the cerebellum.
Aneurysm in the brain.
Traumatic brain damage is a type of traumatic brain injury.
Clots in the blood.
Any condition that produces a change in the pressure, flow, or build-up of cerebral fluid.