Craniosacral therapy (CST) is an alternative treatment used by many osteopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists.
CST discovers and corrects any imbalances in the Craniosacral system which includes the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum. This therapy involves a gentle manipulation of the joints in the skull, pelvis, and spine.
Imbalances or compression of the craniosacral bones may be the cause of sensory or neurological dysfunction. Therapy can help to improve the functioning of the nervous system, relieving pain and increasing mobility.
Craniosacral therapy helps to treat a variety of physical and psychological conditions, including headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ, chronic fatigue, motor coordination difficulties, eye problems, and central nervous system disorders.
The goal of CST is to bring the skeletal structure, connective tissue, and their underlying attachments, back into balance.
At TMJ,we have years of experience in treating craniosacral dysfunction and its resulting disorders.
Craniosacral treatment helps alleviate a wide range of ailments by relieving pressure on the brain and spinal cord. Using a light touch, our practitioner detects restrictions and corrects imbalances in the membranes and fluid surrounding the central nervous system.
Craniosacral treatmentsmay assist in alleviating conditions including:
* Joint disease
* Memory difficulties
* Tension andstress
* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
* Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* Upper and lowerback discomfort
* Persistent neck discomfort
* Headaches including migraine headaches
A technician will work on your cranium. You may be sitting, standing or lying down, depending on the approach. Regardless, the whole process is relaxing, and you may feel heat, tingling sensations, and releases of energy.
Regardless of your age or physical or mental condition, CST is easy and safe. At each session it is your own body that determines the pace of treatment. Nothing is ever forced, and the pressure used is sometimes so subtle that it is hardly noticeable.