CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on healing technique that aims to promote the body’s natural ability to heal and regulate itself. By releasing tension deep within the body, pain and dysfunction begin to resolve leading to improved overall health.
The brain, spinal cord, and craniosacral system (membranes and fluid) are vital for body function. Daily stress causes changes, tightening, and tension in the craniosacral system, potentially hindering the central nervous system and other body systems. CST uses gentle touch to identify and resolve these issues, enhancing self-correction and addressing various problems.
CST sessions usually last 45 – 90 minutes, with the client fully clothed on a comfortable table. The therapist uses light touch to assess and address patterns of tension and imbalance. Experiences vary, with some feeling deeply relaxed or a better flow in the body, while others may fall asleep or have pleasant visual journeys.
Your personal experience with the work will provide the answer. Results vary, ranging from deep relaxation and increased energy to immediate pain relief or gradual integration over days. During a “reorganization phase,” the body may release old patterns and adjust to a new state, which could temporarily lead to new sensations or discomforts before reaching a state of wellness.