CranioSacral Therapy is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most gentle and yet powerful forms of holistic healing. Of the multitude of healing modalities available, this single one is absolutely the most useful for any sort of physical issue. The after-effects of car accidents, sports injuries, fall injuries, or any other kind of physical impact respond incredibly quickly to this work. Other physical traumas such as surgery, dental work, repetitive stress injuries, and childbirth also respond well to this work. And many health conditions which do not respond well to other forms of treatment will often improve as a result of Cranio-Sacral treatments. Cranio-Sacral Therapy works with the nervous system and its intricate connections to all the muscles and organs, and can actually prevent traumas from settling into the soft tissues of your body.
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.
Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and its effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?
Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various 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 normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.
What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?
o Migraines and Headaches
o Chronic Neck and Back Pain
o Autismo Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
o Motor-Coordination Impairments
o Infant and Childhood Disorders
o Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
o Chronic Fatigueo Fibromyalgia
o TMJ Syndromeo Scoliosiso Central Nervous System Disorders
o Learning Disabilities
o Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
o Orthopedic Problems
And Many Other Conditions
How many CranioSacral Therapy sessions will I need?
Response to CST varies from individual to individual and condition to condition. Your response is uniquely your own and cannot be compared to anyone else’s — even those cases that may appear to be similar to your own. The number of sessions needed varies widely — from one to three or more a week over the course of several weeks.
Even more than massage, CranioSacral Therapy is supremely relaxing, and can be enjoyed by anyone purely as a wonderful, nurturing and rejuvenating treat. A stillpoint is a pause in your cranial rhythm which stills the chatter in your mind and allows your central nervous system to rest and reset itself. The sensation is similar to dreaming, deep relaxation, or deep meditation. Some people feel warm and heavy, others feel as though they are floating. Some people see dreamlike images, though they can still hear me and respond. Most feel as though they have traveled to a deep, quiet place inside themselves, and return feeling calm, centered and refreshed.