Cranio-sacral Therapy (also called CST , also spelled Cranio-sacral bodywork or therapy) is an alternative therapy. A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to tune into the craniosacral system. The practitioner gently works with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is optimized, and misaligned bones are their proper position. Craniosacral may help in treating mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
Palpitation of the Cranio-sacral rhythm determines the functionality of the Cranio-sacral bio-mechanism. The desired therapeutic benefit comes about through the use of the still-point and unwinding procedures. One recognizes this benefit by the improved tonality of the autonomic and central nervous system. The body/mind comes to a heightened state of balance at the core.
Who will benefit from having the Cranio-sacral system balanced?
Anyone who has suffered trauma, especially to the head, tailbone, or face; anyone who is emotionally stuck; anyone who needs a physical anchor to their spiritual practice; anyone suffering from chronic pain, in short, anyone.
Cranio-sacral therapy should always be used within the context of a larger holistic health program. The program could be described by means of the acronym FLOW: Food, Love, Oxygen and Water. By attending to the cellular dimension of these four elements, one can effect profound systemic healing.
The third element of the FLOW paradigm is of particular interest to the general public: the issue of oxygen and its role in our health and well-being. Hypoxia, or cellular oxygen-deprivation, is one of the most crucial challenges to our physiology. Our answer to this challenge is the Aerobic Spa. The Aerobic Spa is a means by which anybody, young or old, fit or unfit, lazy or motivated, can achieve significant aerobic conditioning. Aerobic exercise, as we all know, has proven itself to be an invaluable addition to any health program.