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Craniosacral Therapy

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Why Choose Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. 

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) focuses on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine) which work in unison to pump cerebrospinal (CSF) fluid throughout the body. When not working properly, many negative health conditions can occur as the CSF provides nourishment to all joints, tissues, and organs. It even helps to sustain muscle tone.

Compromises in the craniosacral rhythm will lead to nervous system restrictions and create “dis-ease” in the body. A craniosacral practitioner can detect, evaluate, and gently release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.  This helps the system to return to its proper function, improving flow which allows for healing in sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, and some neurological conditions. .


Who May Benefit

Craniosacral therapy is effective in a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction as well as preventative measures. Many conditions have been served, including neck and back pain, central nervous system disorders, orthopedic problems, concussions and traumatic brain injuries, migraines, Meniere’s disease, vertigo, scoliosis, infant cranial malformation, Alzheimer’s and dementia, chronic fatigue and stress related problems and more.  

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What Can People Hope to See

People who receive manual therapy services should expect to see a reduction or removal of symptoms and issues. We have seen improvements in the areas of chronic pain, long-term musculoskeletal issues (back, shoulder, neck), and cranial dysfunction in children.  Additionally, TMJ has helped correct mental function and clarity, increased body confidence and awareness, and improved ability to process emotional data.  Overall, clients report satisfaction and enhanced well-being. 

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