What is the Cranio Sacral System?

What is the Cranio Sacral System?

Cranio Sacral therapy (CST) is a method of examining and treating your head and body for restrictions that cause you pain and dysfunction. It addresses the membrane system and the connective tissue that connect the cranium and sacrum to each other. CST permits improvements in brain and spinal cord function which, increases the health of your entire body, enhances your resistance to disease and assists in a return to optimal function.

How Does Cranio Sacral Therapy Work?

CST is a very light touch and uses specifically designed techniques to release restrictions in the fascial and/or membrane system. The cranial bones and the sacrum are used as handles to these membranes. The cerebrospinal fluid circulates within these membranes and has a normal pumping rhythm of 6-12 cycles per minute. By utilizing the cranial bones and the sacrum as handles to these membranes, restrictions can be released and the normal rhythm reestablished. This has direct influence on the hormonal and nervous systems. CST is done with the client fully clothed and without oil. People who cannot tolerate the pressure of massage therapy often respond well to this type of therapy.

How Does Cranio Sacral Therapy Work?

Due to its influence on the functioning of the central nervous system, CST benefits the body in a number of ways. It is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease and alleviate a wide range of specific medical conditions. CST has also proved effective in treating stress related dysfunctions and various sensory disorders.

You would benefit from Cranio Sacral if you experience chronic pain, recent injuries, headaches, head injuries, facial pain, whiplash, jaw pain and dysfunction, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, nervousness, post traumatic stress disorder or immunosuppressive symptoms, as well as many other physical and emotional symptoms. CranioSacral can help to release pain and restore normal function.

Balancing your CranioSacral system speeds your recovery and helps to relieve your pain while improving neural, hormonal, muscular, visceral and brain function. CST also works well with other therapies such as chiropractics, dentistry, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, allopathy, physiotherapy, counseling, somato emotional release, visceral manipulation, muscle energy technique, rolfing, physchotherapy and exercise therapy.