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Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

"One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again." - José Rizal, Letter to Mariano Ponce

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of healing which aid the body's natural capacity for self-repair.

During a typical CST session, the patient usually lie (or sometimes sit) fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands lightly on the patient’s body and tuning in to what is happening by "listening" using their hands. This is carefully done so that the patient will remain aware with what is happening.

The first thing patients will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. After 2 or more sessions, the patient may feel that the discharge of tension from the body often extends into his/her everyday life. The therapy can deal with the physical pains, diseases (acute or chronic), emotional or psychological disturbances, or simply help to develop well-being, health and vitality.

Craniosacral therapy is so gentle that it is suitable for babies, children, and the elderly, as well as adults and people in fragile or acutely painful conditions. Treatment can aid almost any condition, raising vitality and improving the body's capacity for self-repair.

Some of the conditions successfully worked with are:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Back pain
  • Birth trauma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Colic
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Drug withdrawal
  • Dyslexia
  • Exhaustion
  • Fall or injury
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Hyperactivity
  • Immune system disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Menstrual pain, PMS
  • Migraine
  • Post-operative conditions
  • Problems during and after pregnancy
  • Re-integration after accidents
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Spinal curvatures
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress-related illnesses
  • Tinnitus and middle ear problems
  • TMJ (jaw) disorders
  • Visual disturbances
  • Whiplash injuries

    Benefits of CST:

    • Increased sense of relaxation
    • Improvement of the symptoms you came to see the practitioner about. Quite simply, you get better
    • Improvement of other symptoms. For example, someone coming for treatment for a bad back can find that, as well as their back pain easing, the migraines they have had for years have got better too
    • Change in behavior patterns, leading to an improvement in relationships with friends, family, colleagues, etc.
    • Greater capacity to manage life in general
    • Better management of specific disease symptoms
    • Reduced stress
    • Improvement of psychological issues
    • Reduction of effects of past trauma
    • Improved sense of well-being

    * Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment.

    How Safe is Craniosacral Therapy?

    Craniosacral Therapy is one of the safest therapeutic forms. It is a non-directive, non-analytical, non-invasive approach — essentially the art of listening and enabling the body to heal itself. When practiced by a qualified therapist, it is a very safe method.

    Is it A Head Massage?

    No. It is important to note that craniosacral therapy affects almost the entire body, contrary to what many assume that it concerns only the head and spine. Although contact is made on the head in most sessions, CST is not considered as a form of head massage.