How Does CranioSacral Therapy Work?
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure in these areas and more:
- Stress & Fatigue
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Migraines & Headaches
- Neurovascular Disorders
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction ( TMJ )
- Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Orthopedic Problems
- Autism & Learning Disabilities
What to Expect… How a session is performed.
This hands-on session works within the bodies natural rhythm by releasing tension throughout the entire body. Specific hand positions or “Stations” along the spinal column, head, torso, legs or feet. Working with the cranial bones, spinal fluid and sacrum clearing away dysfunction in the muscular, lymphatic, neurological & structural systems.
What you may experience during a session.
Experiences during a CST session are as personal as the clients and practitioners themselves and may differ from session to session. At times, a client may deeply relax or even fall asleep; at other times, he or she may talk a great deal, recalling hidden memories or expressing emotions. Some will remain still during the entire session, hardly noticing the practitioner’s evaluation and treatment, while others will experience sensations within the body as the evaluation process is carried out.
At various times throughout the session, the practitioner will support a client’s limbs and spine while facilitating release of accumulated tension. This process is called energy cyst release or tissue release. During this release, the client might recall circumstances surrounding a past shock, trauma or injury. Releasing and re-experiencing past hurts assists the body in reversing dysfunction and restoring the previous level of mobility. This entire process has been named SomatoEmotional Release®.
What you may experience following a session.
This relaxed state may cause some to sleep for many hours after a session. Others may experience an increase in energy. Reduction of pain or an increase in function may occur immediately after the session, or it may develop gradually over the next few days.
Since CST helps the body resume its natural healing processes, it isn’t unusual for improvement to continue weeks after the session. For some there may be a reorganization phase as the body adapts to the release of previously held patterns.
The few contra-indications to CranioSacral Therapy are: aneurysm, intracranial hemorrhage, and other conditions where altering intracranial fluid pressure is not recommended. Any one with these conditions must inquire with their Medical Doctor prior to receiving treatment.
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. CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the CranioSacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the CranioSacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
For nearly 30 years, it has been shown to be effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and loss of function. CST is useful both as a primary therapeutic method and in combination with other traditional or complementary techniques. Click here to schedule your CranioSacral Session
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