Craniosacral Therapy is becoming a treatment of choice in
areas of pain, rehabilitation and neurology. Also called CST, or cranial osteopathy, it is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique, developed by an American osteopathic physician almost one hundred years
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
A therapist gently works with the spine
and the skull, and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. By using the hands as fine discriminating tools, Craniosacral 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.
Patients remained clothed during a treatment and treatments generally are one hour long.
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