CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
CranioSacral Therapy is a safe, gentle and effective manual therapy that works by facilitating the body’s own natural healing powers to self correct, by removing or reducing the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system. It is very powerful and can produce amazing results and positive effects to the body. It is as effective on both humans and animals.
Therapists use very light touch (around 5g ) to blend and meld with the tissues. Specific techniques applied to the body release restrictions in the CranioSacral System to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. The CranioSacral rhythm which is like a wave type pulse is felt all over the body and enables the therapist to treat areas of the body where dysfunction is felt. These areas can be far away from where symptoms suggest, due to the way the body is interconnected with fascia. This is a tough network of connective tissue that is continuous throughout the body like an endless web. Fascia can change as a result of trauma, misuse, overuse or disease can cause abnormal restrictions and tension patterns in the tissues which can be transmitted through the body causing pain and dysfunction.
CST can address restrictions throughout the body and can also enhance over all health as it helps to boost the immune system. It is effective for a wide range of problems associated with pain and dysfunction such as:
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Chronic fatigue
- TMJ syndrome (jaw issues)
- Central nervous system disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Immune disorders
- Post -traumatic stress disorder
- Emotional difficulties
- And many other conditions
SomatoEmotional Release (SER)
This combines with CranioSacral Therapy to help the body to release emotional issues or memories trapped within the tissues.
CranioSacral Therapy for Animals
CST in animals uses immeasurable energetic components especially when working with horses. It can have a profound calming and rebalancing effect. Animals love it.
For Equine CST click here
For Small Animal CST click here
CST is not intended to replace or substitute any medical advice or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your General Practitioner about any health concerns.