What is Craniosacral Therapy?

In order to treat a wide variety of conditions, including headaches, neck pain, and the side effects of cancer therapy, Craniosacral Therapy (CST), which is a hands-on treatment that is gentle and noninvasive, is being used. CST is a complimentary technique that works in conjunction with other forms of treatment to improve general well-being.

How does craniosacral therapy works?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) works through a gentle hands-on approach aimed at relieving tension within the body’s connective tissue, known as “fascia” (pronounced “fash-ee-uh”). This fascia, akin to a band, envelops and supports various bodily components, including organs, glands, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, the brain, and the spinal cord, creating an extensive connective tissue network.

CST primarily focuses on tension relief, referred to as fascial clearance, leveraging the inherent structural and functional interconnections within the human body. The process is designed to facilitate improved functioning of interconnected body parts, fostering: self-regulation, self-correction and self-healing.

Craniosacral Therapy: Conditions it May Assist With

Craniosacral therapy has the potential to aid in symptom management for the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Neuralgia
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Stroke
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome

It’s essential to note that craniosacral therapy is typically recommended by healthcare providers as a supplementary treatment alongside other forms of therapy.

Determining if Craniosacral Therapy is Appropriate for You

Craniosacral therapy can offer benefits for both adults and children dealing with various conditions. However, if you have recently experienced any of the following, your healthcare provider may postpone craniosacral therapy until you have sufficiently recovered:

  • Blood clots.
  • A concussion.
  • Brain swelling.
  • Brain aneurysm.
  • Chiari malformation.
  • Any condition affecting cerebrospinal fluid pressure, flow, or buildup.

Your healthcare provider will assess your individual circumstances and inform you whether you are a suitable candidate for craniosacral therapy.

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