A gentle therapy based in osteopathic theory, this treatment detects imbalances in the central nervous system.When restrictions are detected the therapist uses gentle and subtle movements to redirect cerebral spinal fluid, encouraging the body to self correct. When cerebral spinal fluid is flowing without restriction the body is able to function at its optimal health. This treatment works to decrease pain and accelerates the body’s natural healing process
Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.