Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch therapy that can have amazing results for people of all ages. This approach was developed by Dr. John Upledger who formed the Upledger Institute in 1985. A session can last an hour or more. The client remains fully clothed and relaxed lying on the massage table while the therapist touches parts of the client’s body with minimal pressure.
Every person from newborn to school age to end of life has a brain, spinal cord, and nervous tissue bathed in a flow of cerebral spinal fluid. This important flow of cerebral spinal fluid produces a rhythm that can be detected throughout the client’s body. This rhythm gives information about restrictions and dysfunction hidden deep in the tissues.
This CST technique has a profound effect on the Central Nervous System (CNS), helping it to relax and be restored to Homeostasis. When the CNS is assisted the clients body is able to naturally eliminate pain and stress. The immune system is strengthened and your health and well being are enhanced.
The Autonomic Nervous System benefits a great deal from CST. This part of our nervous system deals with the “fight or flight” syndrome and controls autoimmune diseases. People suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia receive help from CST.
Here is a list of some of the areas that find good results from CST.
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
Infant and Childhood Disorders
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Autism and Aspergers
Each session is unique to the individual. There is no set way that people heal from their dysfunctions. The interesting part about CST is that the client’s body is encouraged to find that path to healing that is unique for them.