Craniosacral Therapy (CST) helps keep the nervous system function efficiently and effectively for optimal health. It’s a gentle technique, where we palpate along the cranium and spinal column to make sure there is movement. First, why does that matter? Secondly, my skull can move!? Yes, having movement in the body is crucial to survival, even within your cranium or skull. This movement allows detoxification, nutrients to be transferred through the body, and hormone balance, just to name a few things. By using your cranial bones, we can gently move the soft tissues surrounding your brain and spinal cord, creating healthy brain and spinal movement, along with stimulating CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) flow. The result of a healthy nervous system is a health brain-body connection.
I have seen time and time again that cranial helps with a wide array of symptoms:
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
Infant and Childhood Disorders
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
I always like to put my personal input into the significance of the care I recommend. Our nation, our kids are sicker than they have ever been, and I don’t see it going anywhere except for downhill unless we step in and start taking care of ourselves, preventative vs. reactive. Many people ask, “I didn’t have to do this before…I didn’t have to take care of myself before. Why do I have to put all this effort in now?” The real answer is that there are more stresses, chemical, physical, and emotional stresses, in our lives now than there ever was before. Now at this point we cannot decide to just eat a little healthier to live a longer, high quality life. We have to do more to support the health of our bodies. And I said, “support the health” not “support the disease” and there is a huge difference here. (Saving this explanation for an entirely different blog). CranioSacral Therapy is a superb way to regulate a healthy body overall, so this technique holds a significant place in my heart as it has changed my life, the lives of many patients, and hopefully yours as well.