Originally published in our Spring 2012 newsletter
What is CranioSacral® Therapy?
CranioSacral® Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body, to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Every day the body endures stresses and strains that can cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system, the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. Physical injuries and inflammation can produce even greater distortion.
Using a soft touch, the CST practitioner assesses and releases the restrictions in the soft tissues surrounding the central nervous system that are caused by trauma, inflammation and stress. It is effective for a wide range of medical problems including:
- Physical injuries
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- TMJ syndrome
- Digestive problems
- Stress and tension-related disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Immune system disorders
- Infantile disorders (birthing injuries, colic, GERD, feeding disorders, sleep disorders, ear infections, etc.)
- Learning disabilities
In the seventeen years that I have been practicing CST, I have seen many challenging conditions respond to this non-invasive therapy, eliminating dependence on pain medication and other drugs.