How Does CranioSacral Therapy Work? What Conditions Does It Address?
Updated: Apr 29, 2019
How Does CranioSacral Therapy Work?
Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system.
The CNS is heavily influenced by the #craniosacralsystem; the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
Every day your body endures stresses and strains for which it must work to compensate.
These changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the #craniosacralsystem. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions.
This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the #craniosacralsystem by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord.
Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the #craniosacralsystem.
By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, #CranioSacralTherapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions.
What Conditions Does CranioSacral Therapy Address?
CST soothingly boosts your immune system and is effective for many problems associated with dysfunction.
CST resets your parasympathetic nervous system which assists you to experience your day notably relaxed, grounded, and refreshed.
CST helps many issues including, but not limited to:
● Migraines and Headaches ● Chronic Neck and Back Pain ● Autism ● Stress and Tension-Related Disorders ● Motor-Coordination Impairments ● Chronic Fatigue ● Fibromyalgia ● TMJ Syndrome ● Scoliosis ● Central Nervous System Disorders ● Learning Disabilities ● Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Is there any condition for which CST shouldn't be used? There are certain situations where application of CST would not be recommended. These include conditions where a variation and/or slight increase in intracranial pressure would cause instability.
Acute aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage or other preexisting severe bleeding disorders are examples of conditions that could be affected by small intracranial pressure changes.
How many CranioSacral Therapy sessions will I need?
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.
This work is about you listening to you, listening to your body and learning that you can trust yourself in modeling your care.
I offer a multitude of packages and have worked with clients to design their own unique packages as well.
*This info is made available by Upledger Institute, Dr. John Upledger was the developer of CranioSacral Therapy. Check their website also for more information: https://www.upledger.com/