Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle technique that evaluates and corrects restrictions in the craniosacral system. The skull and sacrum are connected by the outer covering of the brain and spinal cord. This outer covering of the nervous system is called the dura mater. Between the dura and brain/spinal cord lies life water of the brain, known as cerebrospinal fluid. Loss of movement, small deviations from normal in the bones of the skull or positioning of the sacrum can create increased tension on the nervous system. It can also reduce optimal flow of the cerebrospinal fluid. Cerebrospinal fluid is how the brain gets its nutrition, removes waste, and receives oxygen. By using gentle holds, the tension on the spinal cord and brain are released, and this results in improved neurological function. Because the nervous system is the control center of the entire body, improvements can be seen in multiple aspects of an individual’s health.
Because Craniosacral Therapy (CST) improves the overall function of the nervous system, it helps with multiple health issues. CST can help with migraines, colic in children, concussions, spinal cord injuries, depression, anxiety, insomnia, TMJ dysfunction, fibromyalgia, stress, hyperactivity in children, autism, sinus congestion, overall cognitive function, pre and post frenectomy release (tongue and lip tie revision) and so many other ailments.
CST can be beneficial for almost anyone. Fussy babies relax and sleep better after CST appointments. People who struggle with anxiety often feel more at ease after a CST appointment than they have in years. Elderly people who struggle cognitively with things such as memory tend to feel sharper after just 1 session. Overly stressed moms who are juggling all their family's needs use CST to reground themselves so that they can continue to operate at their best. From newborn to seniors, CST can truly help all walks of life.