NOURISH YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM
The Craniosacral System provides the carefully controlled environment required for the Central Nervous System to function efficiently and effectively.
This often overlooked, but undeniably crucial body system facilitates the processes that allow the body's proper functioning and regenerative abilities. Craniosacral Therapy is an effective, non-invasive solution for most chronic conditions and as a preventive healthcare measure.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system - the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Highly-trained specialists gently release tensions held deep in your body and bring your central nervous system back into balance. With a special focus on the cranial area, the vertebra, and the sacrum, delicate movements improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid within the body's craniosacral system, restoring physical and physiological health. Treatment and assessment occur simultaneously.
"A different approach that left me more relaxed than a regular massage (and I've had a lot of massages). I look forward to going back." - Sandra
How Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?
CST treatment sets the stage for the body to most efficiently use its own power to heal. The craniosacral rhythm, also known as the primary respiratory mechanism, is the palpable flexion and extension in response to the reciprocal tension membrane and fluctuations of the Cerebrospinal Fluid throughout the body. This essential substance, also called CSF, maintains equilibrium as it circulates within a semi-closed hydraulic system, flowing between the cells of the brain and spinal cord, and filling the spaces between cells. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners support the craniosacral system in improving the functioning of the central nervous system by complementing the body's natural healing processes.
What Conditions are Addressed by Craniosacral Therapy?
Ear Aches and Tinnitus | Migraines and Headaches | Chronic Neck and Back Pain | Stress and Tension-Related Disorders | Motor-Coordination Impairments | Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries | Chronic Fatigue | Fibromyalgia | TMJ Syndrome | Scoliosis | Central Nervous System Disorders | ADD/ADHD | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Orthopedic Problems | And More
"I was having some balance issues and was worried about falling. I have only done 2 sessions and already feel a difference. I would and have told others about the benefits of craniosacrial therapy." - Sally
How many sessions will i need?
As each body reacts differently to manual therapy, treatment lengths vary based on your need or preference. Many clients achieve complete or significant reduction of symptoms in as few as 1-2 sessions. A longer regimen could be recommended for more complex situations.
Optimizing the Craniosacral System improves circulation of both blood and CSF to the brain & spinal cord, pituitary & pineal glands, and the cranial nerve systems (among other things - such as: autonomic control systems; visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory sensory systems; motor and motor coordination systems; endocrine system; and the immune system. Pretty important stuff!)
Manual therapy treatments will typically include highly-focused palpation, soft tissue or joint mobilizations and gentle manual traction - while clients remain fully clothed, and no lubricants are used. Requiring extensive theory and practical training, these treatments are performed only by licensed medical professionals, after gathering comprehensive health history information and preliminary examination.
What common conditions may craniosacral therapy support?
Complex regional pain syndrome.
Temporo-mandibular joint syndrome.
Autism, ADHD & ASD