Cranial Sacral Therapy

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CST theory and practice is based on understanding the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones, which result in a rhythm of approximately six to twelve cycles per minute. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluctuations within the spinal cord and brain environment.The subtle movement extends outward to the entire body, in response to the fluid pressure changes around the CNS. 

A therapist gently works with the spine and the skull along with its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia.

By using the hands as fine discriminating tools, Cranial Sacral therapists are able to detect disturbances in the rhythm to help them identify areas of dysfunction such as cranial, sutural, membrane and other soft tissue restrictions in the body. The therapist gently facilitates release of tensions and restrictions deep within the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole body health and performance.

Clients remain clothed during a treatment with each session generally lasting one hour.

Treatment helps:

        •Normal normal cranial mobility

        •Release abnormal myo-fascial restrictions and tensions in the body

        •Releases abnormal restrictions in the head

        •Ease restrictions of nerves

        •Optimizes cerebrospinal fluid movement through the central nervous system

        •Help restore misaligned bones to their proper positions (assisting troubles with

        back, hips, shoulders, knees)

        •Bring deep calm and restorative rest.

The session helped me reconnect with my body and realize the strain I had been putting on it. I came out of the session very relaxed, had a lot less tension and my mind was at peace. Highly recommended experience!
— Matthew Chalmers