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CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is considered one of the subtle therapies, though its effects can be anything but subtle. This light touch modality works to allow the body to make adjustments while the therapist releases restrictions surrounding the central nervous system. Reducing these restrictions allows the body to self-correct, which helps to alleviate a number of ailments.
What does CranioSacral Therapy treat?
It’s important to understand that CST isn’t geared toward “fixing” one ailment in particular. By allowing to body to make its own adjustments, your therapist acts as a facilitator for healing. It’s up to your body to decide how to use the therapy.
CranioSacral Therapy can be used to address
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Disorder
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Orthopedic Problems
- And Many Other Conditions
What to expect during a CranioSacral Therapy session
Before your session, your therapist will discuss your healthcare goals with you. What outcomes are you looking for? Then, the therapist will leave the room while you undress to your comfort level and get settled on the massage table. CST can be performed while the client is completely clothed, so unless you plan to blend CST with massage, there’s no need to undress. You’ll feel comfortable and cozy under blankets and with the table warmer turned on, if you’d like. Your therapist will then knock before reentering the room.
CST is a hands-on technique, though the pressure is very light. You may feel your body releasing in a variety of ways including, but not limited to muscle twitches, and unwinding feeling in your muscles, your limbs feeling more open and looser, sighing, laughing, crying. CST is deeply relaxing, and your therapist won’t mind if you fall asleep. You may feel the tiny movement around your scull and sacrum as your therapist works to lightly adjust these areas. You may suddenly recall memories, good or bad, that you’ve long since forgotten. Each person has a different way of healing, so your CranioSacral session will be unique to you.
Who can receive CranioSacral Therapy?
CST is safe for most people. The exception, however, is any person having a condition where slight changes in intracranial pressure would not be well tolerated. Some examples of these conditions are: acute aneurism and cerebral hemorrhaging. If you’re unsure, please contact your doctor.
Please feel free to call or email with any questions about CranioSacral Therapy.