Cranial Sacral Therapy
What is Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST)? The gentle touch that heals the cranial sacral system.
CST is a hands on therapy, where the touch is gentle, non invasive and usually subtle. It is also a powerful therapy that affects the central nervous system, to assist in improving the function of the whole body.
The cranial sacral system is a semi closed hydraulic system contained within a tough waterproof membrane (the dura mater) which envelops the brain and spinal cord. Normally the production and reabsorption of cerebro spinal fluid within the dura mater produces a continuous rise and fall of fluid pressure within the cranial sacral system.
Ideally the fascia and structures involved are well aligned, and fluid can flow around the brain and spinal cord, and the rest of the body is not having any less than optimal impact into this system, but life happens, from utero onwards, and this system may not be as well aligned and flowing as it could be. Using listening hands, the CST therapist tunes into the feeling of the cranial sacral rhythm and we feel how well the rhythm is reflecting out to the rest of the body and what we may be able to do to improve its functioning.
Patients find Cranial Sacral Therapy effective for a wide range of problems associated with discomfort, pain and dysfunction. This approach appears to compliment and stimulate the body's natural healing processes.