CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses micro strain patterns that accumulate to create macro dysfunction in the body.
CST releases restrictions in the connective tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord, enhancing central nervous system function and whole body wellness.
CST can be practiced with the client fully clothed. The therapist applies light pressure with hands applied to various regions of the body. Though everyone's experience of CranioSacral Therapy is different, clients often describe the treatment as both subtle and profound.
Advanced CranioSacral techniques include mouthwork, SomatoEmotional Release, and therapeutic imagery and dialogue.
- Craniosacral mouthwork techniques are used to improve difficulties with congestion, sinus problems, TMJ dysfunction, speech and problems expressing feelings or finding one's words in difficult situations.
- SomatoEmotional Release is an advanced craniosacral technique applied to release the somatic memories and residual effects of past traumas and negative experiences.
- Therapeutic imagery and dialogue can be used in craniosacral therapy sessions to help integrate non-conscious driving forces for enhanced whole-being wellness.
Craniosacral Therapy developed out of the field of osteopathy by Dr. John Upledger, DO.