What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is based on the premise that there are subtle rhythms in the fluid and connective tissues of the body that can be felt by its practitioners. This network of connective tissues, which includes the cerebrospinal fluid and bones of the skull and sacrum, functions as the “craniosacral system”. CST is a light-touch approach that can release tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Who Can Benefit from CranioSacral Therapy (CST)?
CST can be used to address a variety of problems including chronic pain, orthopedic injuries, headaches, migraines, post-concussive syndrome, fibromyalgia, TMJ disorders, emotional and stress-related disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and chronic fatigue. This gentle therapy may be safely administered to individuals of all ages.
What should I expect from a CranioSacral session?
A typical CST session is administered in a quiet, private setting. Clients remain fully clothed as they relax on a comfortable, padded table. Through carefully “listening” with the hands, practitioners locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion. Practitioners would trace those areas of weakness through the body to the primary source of the dysfunction. Recipients of CST report the sessions to be deeply relaxing and create feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas treated.
How Many Sessions do I need?
Each session can last up to an hour. Most people find that coming for at least 6-8 sessions regularly is necessary to optimally achieve their health goals. A consistent treatment schedule (meeting once a week or once every two weeks) is extremely helpful to speed up recovery time. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.