Craniosacral Therapy

It is within the dynamic stillness that healing happens

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a therapeutic modality developed by the Osteopathic Physician William Garner Sutherland.  Osteopathic Medicine philosophy emphasizes how structure governs function.  If the body has structural issues, it will not function properly. The body has all the necessary elements within it to restore health. CST helps restore structural balance.

CST is an exceptionally gentle non-invasive treatment for the whole body. Craniosacral Therapy is recognized for the depth of its therapeutic effects and its ability to resolve issues not helped by other modalities. This gentle releasing of chronic tensions within the body can effect major changes in both physical and emotional well-being.

All life events are perceived by the body through the network of nerves that include the brain. Events include trauma of any nature; injury, accidents, physical or emotional trauma, or chemical or biological processes.  Experiences are recorded in the tissue that can cause restrictions and compensatory patterns that affect mobility and function.  These may then manifest as chronic pain, disease, dysfunction, and poor recuperative ability.

Craniosacral Therapy unwinds and releases compressions and restrictions with subtle manipulations. This normalizes the flow of cerebro-spinal fluid that surrounds the central nervous system. This therapy clears fascial restrictions that can be holding pain, compensatory patterns, stress and trauma from injuries, surgeries, and accidents.  It creates space within the body to allow muscles to relax and bones to re-align. Craniosacral Therapy also enhances the health and function of the Autonomic Nervous System which balances sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system responses. Relaxation is a simple restorative effect  easily facilitated by Craniosacral Therapy. The gentle manipulations of CST modulate the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, optimising the function of both.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is effective for children and adults in most health conditions including the following:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck/Shoulder/Back Pain
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Effects of Stress and Tension
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Pre/Post Surgery
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Jaw Disorders
  • Injuries
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Acute/Chronic Stress