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WHAT IS CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY?

There is an innate ability of the human body to heal itself. Some practionioners refer to this as the Inner Physician. When the skin is lacerated, this self-correcting mechanism responds with an elaborate process to close the skin. Immune responses and inflammatory responses are also indicative of the body's self-healing abilities. Craniosacral Therapy involves facilitating or enhancing the body's own natural capacity to heal when trauma or disease processes become overwhelming for the system.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the physiological body system called the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. 

Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system. And few systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system-the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord. 

You endure stresses and strains, and your body absorbs them. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten, and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in your body. 

CranioSacral releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch, starting with about the weight of a nickel, the therapist evaluates the strain patterns. Then they use distinctive light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find. 

By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CranioSacral has been shown to naturally reduce pain and stress, strengthen your resistance to disease and enhance your health and well-being. 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A SESSION?

A typical session takes place in a quiet environment, on a massage table. You remain fully clothed as you relaxed on a comfortable table. 

The therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your head and body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system.

By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, the practitioner can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction.

Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas, and improve the form and function of the central nervous system.

A session can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to facilitate powerful changes.

What you experience from your owne session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gently pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on. Emotional releases are common as energy is moved around. 

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN CST HELP?

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Infant and Childhood Disorders

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Post-Concussion Disorders

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • TMJ Syndrome

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • And Many Other Conditions

Source : Upledger Institute International www.upledger.com