CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a non-invasive therapy that focuses on restoring our body’s natural self-healing mechanisms, thus encouraging the body to re-establish its own good health.
There is a saying in Cranio circles that says, “Your body carries your life experiences until the load gets too great and then you experience symptoms.”
CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch therapy that helps you release the load that is creating the symptoms your are experiencing. This can and does create dramatic improvements in your life, health, and wellness. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
How does CST work?
The hands of your CranioSacral therapist, Sheri, are placed over the area of your body that is most related to the source of the problem, and will support your body in making whatever corrections it needs to create ease and release what is there. Sheri’s hands are trained to feel and monitor changes in the body’s tissues to a very high degree of sensitivity. In the process of monitoring and listening to what is happening in the client’s body, her hands follow the change as it occurs. Therefore, she never decides to move a person’s body in any given direction – she is a responsive, educated, assistant to the body wisdom of her client’s body. This is a key difference between CST and most other therapeutic modalities of body work.
What should I expect from a hands-on CranioSacral session?
CranioSacral sessions are often deeply relaxing. This light touch therapy can impact the client throughout their entire body. The client lays on their back, on the treatment table; the client is asked to wear comfortable non-binding clothing as the work is done through the clothing. Clients often experience a feeling of relaxation deep in their body, as the cerebral spinal fluid is balanced; body unwinds and balance occurs.
CranioSacral therapy is gentle body work that works to relieve patterns of deep fascial tension in the body. This tension can be due to emotional or physical trauma, old injuries, motor vehicle accidents, holding stress in the body. CranioSacral therapy helps to normalize the environment around the brain and spinal cord, alleviating a wide variety of dysfunctions. Most commonly CranioSacral Therapy is used to treat the following:
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Infant and Childhood Disorders
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Orthopedic Problems
CranioSacral Therapy is also used to ease stress, depression, insomnia, and tension all over the body. Many of our guests request CranioSacral Therapy as an addition to their massage when they need to feel grounded or relaxed from the stress in their life.
Who can benefit from CranioSacral Therapy?
Because it enhances the body’s natural healing processes, everyone can potentially benefit from CranioSacral Therapy. This form of therapy is effective for a wide range of conditions, from acute to chronic cases. It is safe for people of all ages, and children may respond well to this therapy because it is gentle and non-invasive.
How many CranioSacral Therapy sessions will I need?
Response to CST varies from individual to individual and condition to condition. Your response is uniquely your own and can”t be compared to anyone else”s — even those cases that may appear to be similar to your own. The number of sessions needed varies widely — from just one up to three or more a week over the course of several weeks.
When so much is reported now on the connection between stress and illness, the fact that CST can bring the body back to a true relaxed state should indicate an important benefit of this therapy in one’s overall wellness.
To schedule your CranioSacral Therapy session, call 262-408-7597 or book here!
This therapy is not advisable for conditions that include acute aneurysms or cerebral hemorrhage, so be sure to ask your doctor in advance.
Written By: Cayla Zahn