Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a light-touch manual technique used to treat soft tissue, bone and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body which encompasses the craniosacral system. This physiologic system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding and protecting the spinal cord and brain.
Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in your craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. We have found craniosacral therapy especially helpful for relieving tension throughout the central nervous system, improving conditions such as:
- Chronic pain
- Concussion syndrome
- Craniofacial/orofacial pain
- Joint dysfunction
- Spinal and pelvic pain
- Temporomandibular dysfunction