Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a unique form of bodywork that bridges the realms of physical palpation with energetic work. It’s a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on therapy that has been used to successfully treat many conditions including chronic pain, migraine headaches, post-concussion syndrome, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Craniosacral light-touch therapy:
1) Engages the natural healing ability of the body
2) Facilitates the calming of the nervous system
3) Improves fluid nutrition of the brain and spine
4) Enhances the filtration of lymphatic fluids
5) Increases overall energy and physiological mobility
In doing so, this therapy releases areas of tension in the central nervous system and alleviates pain and discomfort in the body.
Craniosacral practitioners train their hands to feel the rhythms of the body and can pick up on corresponding patterns of movement and energy within various organ systems and tissues. During treatment sessions, a practitioner of this work assists the body in releasing restrictions, regaining optimal cellular oscillation and balancing the function of the nervous, musculoskeletal, lymphatic, hormonal, and gastrointestinal systems.
A typical craniosacral therapy session is anywhere from 30-90 minutes. The majority of clients feel a deep sense of relaxation during treatment and may even fall asleep. Tingling, heat, sensations of movement inside the body, and/or feeling as if floating on water are frequently experienced as restrictions are released.
Deep psychological and physical healings may also occur during and after each session. The state of deep relaxation elicited by this therapy allows for the tapping into subconscious fields of information, which may facilitate our recovery from trauma, limiting belief patterns, and blocks to healing that could be preventing our optimal wellbeing.