Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach to bodywork that listens to the subtle rhythms within. Gentle touch is a key aspect of CST that sets it apart from other forms of manual therapy.

Cranial Sacral therapy has profound effects on the physical body by working intimately with the environment of the central nervous system. It encourages the release of tension and restrictive patterns to further allow for greater ease of function and mobility throughout the entire body.

Cranial Sacral Therapy is safe for people of all ages and health conditions due to the delicate and sensitive use of touch for therapeutic purpose.

Osteopathic Roots

Cranial Sacral Therapy has evolved as a specialized branch of Osteopathy. Early cranial osteopaths such as William Garner Sutherland DO and Charlotte Weaver DO began to develop techniques that focus on what we now call the Cranial Sacral system—the membranes, fluid and bones that surround, nourish and protect the central nervous system.

They discovered that the cranial bones sutures are slightly moveable with a palpable rhythm of their own that can be felt throughout the entire body. Just as the heart has a cardiac rhythm, the cranial sacral rhythm is a physiological rhythm with its own unique pulse. Research shows that the cranial sacral rhythm may correlate with the production and re‐absorption of cerebrospinal fluid as it flows throughout the central nervous system.

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