Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on technique, developed by an American osteopathic physician at the start of the 20th century. It has been increasingly a treatment of choice in
areas of pain, rehabilitation and neurology.
Also called CST, or
cranial osteopathy, it is very gentle and is based in part on understanding the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluctuations within the spinal cord and brain environment. The subtle movement extends outward to the entire body, in response to the fluid pressure changes around the CNS.
A therapist gently works with the spine and the skull, its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. By using the hands as fine discriminating tools, Craniosacral therapists are able to detect disturbances in the rhythm to help them identify areas of dysfunction, such as cranial, sutural, membrane and other soft tissue restrictions in the body.
Patients remained clothed during a treatment and treatments generally are one hour long.
A craniosacral therapy treatment can help release abnormal myofascial restrictions and tensions in the body. It can release abnormal restrictions in the head, ease restrictions of nerves, optimize cerebrospinal fluid movement through the central nervous system, help restore misaligned bones to their proper positions (assisting troubles with back, hips, shouders, knees), reduce headaches, muscle and joint pain or injury and many other neurological conditions and pain syndromes.
Gentle and effective for those looking for an alternative to general Swedish massage therapy.
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