What is the Craniosacral system? The soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.
Why is Craniosacral therapy so important? It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improves whole body health and performance. Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system. Few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the Craniosacral system. Every day you endure stresses and strains that your body absorbs, 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 performance of nearly every other system in your body. Craniosacral Therapy releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. It frees the central nervous system so that it can perform at its best, and naturally eliminates pain and stress. What conditions does CST address? Craniosacral Therapy improves your body's ability to take better care of you. it helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness, and dysfunction, Some examples: Migraines & headaches Chronic neck & back pain Stress & Tension related disorders Motor-Coordination Impairments Infant & Childhood Disorders Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries Chronic Fatigue Fibromyalgia TMJ Syndrome Scoliosis Central Nervous System Disorders Learning Disabilities ADD/ADHD PTSD Orthopedic Problems
What can I expect from a session? A typical Craniosacral therapy session takes place in a quiet private setting. you remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded table. Your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your 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, your practitioner can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of the dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system. A Craniosacral therapy session can last up to an hour or more. It can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create powerful effects. What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas on which the therapist is working. How can I get help with CST? Craniosacreal Therapy is a light touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole body health and performance. Find out how easy it can be to finally feel better and enjoy your life more. Call your Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner for an appointment today. How was this gentle therapy developed? Craniosacral Therapy was developed by by Dr. John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician featured in TIME magazine as one of America's next wave of innovators. From 1975 to 1983 Dr. Upledger was a professor of biomechanics at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. While he was there he led a team of anatomists, physiologists, biopysicists, and bioengineers who performed and published the clinical research that formed the basis for the approach he names Craniosacral Therapy, In 1985 Dr. Upledger founded the Upledger Institute to teach people world wide about the value of this effective approach. More than 80,000 therapists have since been trained in Craniosacral Therapy.
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