What is
CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (sometimes seen as Cranio-Sacral, Cranial Sacral, or CST) strengthens your body's ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

* Migraines and Headaches
* Chronic Neck and Back Pain
* Motor-Coordination Impairments
* Stress and Tension-Related Problems
* Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
* Chronic Fatigue
* Scoliosis
* Central Nervous System Disorders
* Emotional Difficulties
* Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
* Learning Disabilities
* Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
* Orthopedic Problems
* Many Other Conditions

The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.

Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other health challenges.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You also benefit from better overall health and increased immune resistance.

How is this performed?

It is performed on a person fully clothed. Using a light touch, the practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.

A session can last from about 15 minutes to more than one hour, and it can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapeutic procedures.

The result? A central nervous system free of restrictions. And a body that's able to return to its greatest levels of performance.

Here are a few books that I recommend

These are the textbooks for CSTI and CSTII as taught by
The Upledger Institute

Click here for information about CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release study groups.

Information taken from Discover CranioSacral Therapy for a healthier you . . ., published by The Upledger Institute, INC., Palm Beach Gardens, FL., 1991. Visit Upledger's website: The Upledger Institute

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