Return to the center of yourself, where all health originates...
The CranioSacral System consists of the membranes, fluid, and bones that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It plays a vital role in maintaining the health of the central nervous system, which governs all functions of the body. Since the brain and spinal cord are enclosed within the CranioSacral system, it's easy to see the broad influence it has over a variety of bodily functions.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of touch that enhances the flow of fluid around the brain and spinal cord, as well as the web of connective tissue throughout the body (fascia). This fluid is produced in the brain, creating a slow rhythmic pulse as it circulates. Improved flow of this fluid provides the body with greater resilience, helping it to heal and restore healthy, balanced function. CST helps to amplify your natural healing response, to unwind tension, reduce pain, speed recovery, and improve homeostatic balance. It works just as well for animals too!
CranioSacral sessions take place on a massage table, fully-clothed. A light touch is used on to follow your CranioSacral rhythm. The flow of cerebro-spinal fluid reveals tension or restrictions, much like stones diverting water in a stream. Wherever the rhythm feels out of balance, gentle techniques are used to improve alignment, energy flow, and restore vitality. CranioSacral clients often report feeling...
Many people use CranioSacral for stress reduction, pain management, and to boost immune function. For chronic health concerns, tensions can take time to release... especially if they've been established for many years. A series of 3 to 5 sessions generally ensures progress, and will indicate if continued therapy is warranted.
Because CST enhances the body's natural healing processes, it is increasingly used as a preventive health measure. It has the ability to sustain a healthy immune system, promote relaxation, and calm the body's fight-or-flight response. Our health can be compromised by external factors, but also by hormones and chemicals released in response to the stress and strain of life. CST improves your health from the inside-out and gives a greater sense of well-being.