Craniosacral therapy or CST refers to a family of hands-on healing techniques in which practitioners apply a gentle, healing touch to the bones, soft tissues and cerebrospinal fluid that surround the central nervous system. The soft tissues and fluid, along with the skull, are known as the craniosacral system and support the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and the spine. Gently massaging the craniosacral system can help relax and release tension that is causing pain, as well as promote overall health and wellness.
Craniosacral Therapy believes that everyone is born with an underlying infinite order of intelligence or “vital force” energy ( often referred to as” chi” in Chinese Medicine). This is the same intelligence that keeps your heart beating and runs your body. This constant undetectable intelligence is carried by the nervous system to every cell in your body supplying it with all the information it needs to function as planned, every day.
Craniosacral Therapists call this innate Intelligence. This is the intelligence that heals the body and is always with you! If every cell in your body is functioning at 100% then you will have optimal health. Unfortunately structural imbalances and spinal misalignments can interfere with the transmission of this innate intelligence, causing imbalance and altered cell formation that in time can create many health problems and disease.
The main job of a Craniosacral Therapist is to help correct structural imbalances in the human body allowing the innate intelligence to go where it needs to go and to restore impeded circulation, alleviate any nerve impingement and thus allowing dysfunctional cells to heal themselves. The power that made your body can heal your body. Craniosacral Therapy helps to turn on your healing power and creates optimal health.
Craniosacral Therapy does not involve any spinal manipulations or adjustments but focuses on the use of Light-touch therapies to align the structural integrity of the body that is the root cause of many structural and spinal imbalances.
Some of the most common benefits of a CranioSacral Therapy (CST) session include:
- Relieving pain
- Relieving tension
- Promoting a feeling of well-being
- Boosting health and immunity
- Improving biological processes by boosting inherent self-regulation, and self-correction
If you are suffering from any kind of chronic pain that may have been caused by tension in the central nervous system, you may be a patient who can greatly benefit from the use of Craniosacral Therapy.