Experience Total Body Healing with the Power of Craniosacral Therapy
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a relaxing and gentle hands-on therapeutic approach known to release deep tension within the body, alleviating pain and dysfunction. This calming holistic approach improves whole-body health and wellness (including mental health). Additionally, Craniosacral Therapy influences and activates the immune system.
Renowned Osteopathic Physician John E Upledger developed Craniosacral Therapy (CST) after exhaustive clinical research conducted at Michigan State University (while a professor of biomechanics).
As the name ‘Craniosacral’ implies, the therapy involves addressing restrictions within the cranium and the sacrum. Practitioners gently release restrictions in the soft tissues that encircle the central nervous system.
How Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?
The central nervous system is a wonderland that spans from your brain, along the spinal cord, and down to your sacrum. Consider it your mainframe to keep your body functioning optimally. Because the craniosacral system is intrinsically linked to your central nervous system – it’s essential to care for the membranes and fluids that encompass, protect, and provide nourishment to your brain and spinal pathways.
We live in an increasingly stressful world – and this amplified stress takes a massive toll on your body and mind. Stress, particularly prolonged stress, does the utmost damage. You can see that this would impact your whole-body wellness, cause your body tissues to tighten, and negatively influence your craniosacral system.
And here’s the good news! Craniosacral Therapy can help!
Through gentle touch therapy, CST practitioners can detect and correct these restrictions. Using a light touch, your practitioner will evaluate various locations to ascertain the motion and rhythm of cerebral spinal fluid, which pulses throughout your central nervous system. Using gentle touch, your therapist will release restrictions impacting your craniosacral system and your wellness.
By calming the craniosacral system, your body’s natural healing system is awakened and can rest and reset. CST alleviates an array of mind/body dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.
What Are the Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy offers a multitude of physical, mental, and overall health benefits; CST influences healing and successfully alleviates numerous illnesses and dysfunctions. It is recognized for successfully relieving chronic pain and multiple health conditions.
It positively impacts the autonomic nervous system, which means you will be better able to handle stress effectively. Also, by releasing system-wide restrictions, physical mobility improves.
Improvement with your immune system will help you flourish physically because your system’s natural defenses are heightened. CST delivers maximum relaxation and has a rejuvenating effect.
Unlike invasive procedures and medication-based treatment, Craniosacral Therapy requires absolutely no recovery time and has no significant side effects.
Nearly everyone can benefit from Craniosacral Therapy; it’s an excellent way to support your health, and it may well prevent some chronic health problems from developing, and that’s a winning proposition all around.
What is Craniosacral Therapy Used For?
Craniosacral Therapy effectively treats a litany of diagnoses and dysfunctions, both physical and emotional, and clients report remarkable symptom relief for the following conditions:
Take note that there are certain conditions where the use of Craniosacral Therapy is contraindicated. Medical conditions where slight increases in intracranial pressure could be problematic include: acute aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage, or other preexisting severe bleeding disorders.
What to Expect During a Craniosacral Therapy Treatment
Prior to your first Craniosacral Therapy treatment, we spend a great deal of time evaluating your entire body and assessing your symptoms as well as taking a full medical history in order to customize a treatment plan just for you.
Even with a thorough intake, more is learned during treatment as the therapist evaluates or “listens to” the body for patterns of tension and detectable imbalances found through light touch techniques.
Here’s what to expect:
Each client experiences Craniosacral Therapy differently, but they unanimously report being profoundly relaxed, and an unraveling of tension stored in the body is felt. Some experience a recall and release of past traumas; this is known as SomatoEmotional release. All reactions are to be accepted as perfectly normal, and all help reset the mind and body to optimal health.
What to Expect After CST Treatment?
The healing journey is personal and is experienced differently by each individual.
Some leave in such a deeply relaxed state they go home for an extended nap as the body and mind recover. Still, others leave with boundless energy as if they’ve discovered the fountain of youth. Each experience is valuable; there is no right or wrong way to experience CST.
Some experience a decrease in pain immediately, while others experience it over the next few days or weeks as the body acclimates to a new state of being. Again, it’s all as it should be… Your body knows you best.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gift to your body, mind, and spirit, and it has the power to change your life and the way you experience it.
Let’s get you moving toward optimal health and wellness!
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Honor your mind and body, and treat both with great care!
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