Craniosacral Therapy

CST is a gentle holistic therapy that assists the body’s natural ability to regulate and repair itself.

Using light, skillful touch, especially on the skull, spine, and sacrum, the practitioner deeply listens to subtle movement patterns to locate and gently release any restrictions present in the client’s body.

As restrictions, holding patterns or traumas are released from the tissue memory, body fluids (i.e. blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid) are able to circulate more freely, and optimal functioning of the nervous and skeletal systems is enhanced.

This free movement revitalizes and strengthens the body's intrinsic healing forces, dissipating pain and restoring the natural state of vitality and to calm the person’s whole being.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Craniosacral system?

  • The craniosacral system is comprised of the cranium or skull, the sacrum (tailbone), spinal column and the surrounding interrelated tissues and fluids. The CS system is also directly related to the network of muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments which surround and support all of the structures of our body. TOP

What is Craniosacral motion, and how is it related to health?

  • Over 100 years ago an American osteopath named Dr. William Sutherland discovered subtle movements of the cranial bones and their relationship to tide-like pulsations within the tissues and fluids throughout the body. His further research revealed that these intrinsic movements are a direct expression of the health of the system, and are inextricably linked with a person’s physical, mental and emotional well being. TOP

What causes restrictions of movement in the CS system?

  • Restrictions of movement in the CS system can be caused by past illness or physical/emotional trauma (such as accidents, slips and falls, surgeries, sports injuries, and abuse-physically, sexually or verbally) that did not release from the cellular memory of the body. They can also form due to habitual holding patterns due to stress, disease, and repetitive strain. TOP

How is CST Different From Other Therapies

  • CranioSacral Therapy accesses the body at a much deeper level than other therapies. Where other therapies treat only symptoms, CranioSacral Therapy rapidly relieves symptoms while naturally accessing the source of the problem, whether physical or emotional pain. TOP

How can I expect to feel during and after a CST session?

  • The work is very soothing and relaxing in nature. During the session you may develop a sense of self-awareness of your emotions or the subtle movements in your body. As your body is rebalancing and trying to establish a new equilibrium you may experience shifts in your system. It is not uncommon to temporarily feel worse before feeling better. Physical releases are often experienced as muscle twitching or as a reduction in pain and increase in mobility. It is also possible that you may experience a release of emotion such as sadness or joy. These shifts can occur during a session, and often can continue during the following 24-48 hours. TOP

How Soon Will I Experience Relief?

  • Most clients experience some improvement during the first treatment. Depending on severity, the symptoms and underlying problems are often relieved in four to twelve session. Treatments typically last 60-90 minutes. TOP

Can CST help me?

  • CST can be helpful to people with almost any condition, from those who are experiencing acute painful conditions due to a recent injury, to those experiencing chronic problems. Common complaints that can be addressed through CST include TMJ dysfunction (or jaw joint tension, pain, clicking and grinding), headaches and migraines, back, neck and/or facial pain, sinus congestion/ pressure, and various hormonal disturbances. Increased well being and deepened calm are some of the benefits that can be experienced from receiving CST.  To read more about how craniosacral therapy may
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