What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral therapy(CST) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
CST clears restrictions in the fascial tissues of the body. These are the soft tissue layers that are continuous throughout the whole body and envelop every organ, muscle and bone down to the individual cells. As a light, hands-on approach, CST harmonizes with the body’s natural hydraulic forces and movements, thus encouraging and enhancing the body’s inherent natural healing abilities. This gentle releasing of chronic tensions within the body can effect major changes in both physical and emotional well-being.
The significance of CranioSacral Therapy is that it activates your body’s own healing mechanism to repair injury, and release both physical and emotional trauma. It is a beautiful preventative tool as well because it helps maintain homeostasis, meaning it keeps your body in balance and free of restrictions. This gentle touch therapy does not activate resistance in the body and so the therapist facilitates your body in its own healing.
Uses and Applications for CranioSacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy strengthens your body’s ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illnesses, pain and dysfunctions, including:
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic neck & Back pain
Depression, anxiety, spiritual crisis
Auto immune disorders, chronic fatigue
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Improved functioning of the autonomic nervous system, enabling the body to respond more effectively to stress
And many other conditions
CranioSacral Therapy helps reconnect you to your body’s innately wise and self-healing capacities. I believe that physical injuries and illnesses are our opportunity to communicate with our deeper wisdom.
Response to CST varies from individual to individual and condition to condition. Your response is uniquely your own and can’t 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 just one up to three or more a week over the course of several weeks.