CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that can create a profound effect in your whole body, by releasing old tension patterns and pain resulting in overall improvement of health and better quality of living.
Throughout the course of life an average modern person endures much stress and strain, which is absorbed by the body. But our bodies can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten, and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. As a result, the function of the central nervous system is compromised and nearly every other system in the body. By freeing the central nervous system, CST has shown to naturally reduce stress and pain, strengthen your resistance to disease and enhance health and well-being.
CST gently evaluates and restores function of craniosacral system - physiological system that covers and protects the brain and spinal cord. Generally, a soft touch is applied, no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel to release restrictions in the craniosacral system. as well as effectively regulate the central nervous system, digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, and more.
CST has proven to help with such somatic conditions as Post Traumatic Stress, depression and anxiety. Moreover CST has gained recognition in preventing and treating such global disease as Alzheimer’s dementia.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
By facilitating the body's natural and innate healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for helping people with a wide range of healthcare conditions associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction Neck and Back Pain
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction