CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system – the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.
Daily stresses and strains are absorbed by your body. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in your body.
CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch, your provider can use distinctive light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find.
By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST can naturally eliminate pain and stress, strengthen your resistance to disease, and enhance your health and well-being. Because it’s so gentle, CST can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.
What Can I Expect From a Session?
A typical session takes place in a quiet, private setting. You remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded table.
Your therapist begins by gently assessing your system from your head to your feet to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system.
By “listening” with the hands to locate areas of the weak fluid flow or abnormal tissue motion, your therapist can trace those areas of the the body that may need help, which may be the original source of the dysfunction.
Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system. CST can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create powerful effects.
What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing and can be the key your system needs to help move you toward better health.
Information Provided by the Upledger Institute