CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and provide support for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Tongue and Lip Tie Revision
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
- Children’s and Teenager’s Growing Issues
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
While treating clients with Craniosacral Therapy techniques the most common comments made are “amazing how gentle the treatment is” and also “Such light touch has such a profound effect throughout the body?” Each treatment is personalised to the requirements of the client whether they are newborn or 99.