Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a non-invasive and gentle touch treatment. It can relieve deep body tension, easing dysfunction and pain. CST focuses on regulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid within the craniosacral system. This is the soft tissues and fluid that protect the brain and spinal cord.
The craniosacral system is integral to the proper functioning of the central nervous system and our general health and well-being. This therapy facilitates the release of tension within the connective tissue (fascia) surrounding the central nervous system, allowing realignment and relaxation. Releasing the central nervous system fascia through CST can help eradicate pain and stress, enhance overall health, well-being and strengthen resistance to disease. It treats a wide range of illnesses, dysfunctions and injuries including, but not limited to:
- Chronic Back and Neck Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Stress and Tension-Related pain
- TMJ Syndrome
CST treatment can be employed as a technique alone or with other physio treatments. CST begins with a gentle touch technique to evaluate the rhythm of fluid within the dura and meninges surrounding the central nervous system. Sluggish flow and resistant tissue motion can be traced to the source of dysfunction. Soft manual techniques are used to relieve tension and pain in the region. The light-touch approach of CST makes it a safe, pain free and effective treatment for a wide range of pain.