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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Releases tension deep in

the body to relieve

pain and dysfunction.

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What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Founded by an osteopathic surgeon, Craniosacral addresses and corrects imbalances with cranial bones of the head and the ebb and flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and in the spinal column. 

From Medical New Today, "Craniosacral therapy (CST) was developed by John Upledger, a doctor of osteopathy.  Craniosacral therapy involves applying gentle pressure and manipulation to the joints in the skull, spine, and parts of the pelvis. CST is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy that aims to enhance the body's own healing capabilities."

 

According to the Upledger Institute, CST uses a touch of under 5 grams of pressure to "release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system."

 

This light touch is said to affect the pressure and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, which is the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This process is thought to relieve pain and dysfunction.

 

Practitioners claim that CST can be carried out as a standalone treatment or used in conjunction with medical or other alternative therapies.

What is Craniosacral therapy used to treat?​

Craniosacral therapy can help to improve the functioning of the nervous system, relieving pain and improving mobility. CST has been used to treat a variety of conditions, both physical and psychological.

 

The Upledger Institute lists the following disorders as suitable for treatment with CST:

 

Alzheimer's disease

autism

back pain

brain injury

central nervous system disorders

chronic fatigue

colic

concussion

dementia

fibromyalgia

immune disorders

learning disabilities

migraines

neck pain

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

scoliosis

spinal cord injury

stress

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How many Craniosacral sessions do I need?

As it took many years to develop misalignment, pain or disease, it may take a few sessions (1-4) for the craniosacral treatment to help realign your cranial bones, cerebrospinal fluid rhythm and overall body balance, health and well-being.

These sessions are done in person only.

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