CranioSacral Therapy - What it is:
“Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands on method of whole body evaluation & treatment that may have positive impact on nearly every system of the body. It has proven clinically effective in facilitating the body’s ability to self-heal. CST helps normalize the environment of the craniosacral system - a core physiological body system that extends from the skull, face, and mouth down to the sacrum and coccyx. It consists of a compartment formed by the dura mater membrane, the cerebrospinal fluid contained within, the systems that regulate the fluid flow, the bones that attach to the membranes, and the joints and sutures that interconnect these bones. Because the craniosacral system contains the brain,spinal cord, and all related structures, any restrictions or imbalances in the system may directly affect an or all aspects of CNS performance. Fortunately, these problems can be detected and corrected by a skilled therapist using simple methods of palpation. CST is based on the idea that each patient’s body contains the necessary information to uncover the underlying cause of any health problem. The therapist communicates with the body to obtain this information and helps facilitate the patient’s own self-healing process,” Jonh E. Upledger, DO,OMM From Craniosacral Therapy. What it is, How it works.