A light touch, whole body treatment technique developed by Dr. John Upledger, DO, OMM; works with the bodies craniosacral system to support and nourish the central nervous system – improving overall health and well-being.
It is a complementary method of hands on bodywork that works with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problems sources. It helps to alleviate the aches, pains and strains of life. Improves coping mechanisms to allow for better management of stress. It improves the body’s ability to self-care, and can produce profound, positive changes.
Everything in your body responds to the craniosacral rhythm, so this rhythm can be felt anywhere in the body. Craniosacral therapy releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system. And few 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.
CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch practitioners evaluate your internal environment and release any restrictions they find. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST naturally eliminates pain, stress and strengthens your resistance to disease, enhancing your health and well-being.
Craniosacral therapy session can last up to an hour or more. It can be be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create powerful effects.
CST improves your body’s ability to take care of you.
It has been shown to help a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, including:
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Stress and tension related disorders
- Motor-coordination impairments
- Childhood disorders
- Post-concussion symptoms
- Chronic fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- And many more!