Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a western-based healing practice that applies gentle touch and pressure to fascia surrounding the cranium, spine, and sacrum in an effort to re-balance the body's energy. This gentle technique assesses the pulse of an individual's life energy, as exemplified in the natural rhythmic flow of craniosacral fluid, or spinal fluid. This pulse can be an indicator of imbalance in the same way that high or low blood pressure can indicate that an individual's health needs to be addressed.
While this healing practice is based on the 20th-century research of Dr William Sutherland and Dr. John Upldedger, it shares inherent principles with millennia-old Eastern medicinal practices. It acknowledges the presence of a universal life force which must be in balance for the body to remain healthy, and to heal itself, when things begin to go off kilter. CST can be used as preventative medicine as well as a treatment for specific conditions.
For CST at Patients Medical, make an appointment with our licensed and certified therapist, Walter Blick.
Craniosacral Therapy Provides Healing for a Variety of Conditions
The body requires balance for immune system and healing mechanisms to function adequately. When things become too far out of balance, disease can manifest and fatigue prevents the natural ability to heal. Craniosacral therapy can be used to provide relief from a variety of ailments, and can help to restore balance so the body can heal itself once again.
Common conditions treated include:
What Happens During a Session of Craniosacral Therapy?
A session of CST usually lasts about an hour. A client lies down on a table while the therapist uses a light palpating pressure along the scalp, the base of the skull where the head meets the spine, and the sacrum. Therapists use their hands as "ears" to listen to the body's rhythms and to locate patterns of long-held tension, or areas where stress or trauma have been stored.
By gently responding to the body's narrative, the therapist will not only release blocked areas, but he will also encourage regular rhythmic flow of craniosacral fluid to promote restored healing and balance.
Unlike traditional western medicine, which places emphasis on specific disorders and localized treatments, craniosacral therapy recognizes that all systems of the body work as a whole. The mind body connection is valued and practitioners work on establishing a balanced relationship between a client's mind, body, and spirit.
Clients of all ages can benefit from this holistic therapy.
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