Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tension deep within the body to relieve pain and improve over-all health and performance.
The craniosacral therapist places hands lightly on the body to detect the rhythm of the craniosacral system - the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. The rythmic pulse of this fluid can be most readily felt at the skull, sacrum and coccyx as these bones attach to the membranes that enclose the cerebrospinal fluid.
This system of gentle touch releases restrictions and assists the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the craniosacral system. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, Craniosacral Therapy can alleviate neurological impairment, relieve chronic pain, support the immune system and improve sensory, motor and intellectual function.