Cranial Sacral Therapy

I’m now offering Cranial Sacral Therapy. Most people are unsure what this is so I wrote up an explanation. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or contact me.

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands on approach that works with the natural self-correcting mechanism of the body. CST enhances the flow of cerebral spinal fluid, blood, lymph, and releases restrictions along the central nervous system and fascia. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well being. CST was developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, an osteopath physician featured in TIME magazine as one of America’s next wave of innovators.

The CST system is a recently discovered physiological system. It is a semi-closed hydraulic system contained within a tough waterproof membrane (the Dura Mater) which envelopes the brain and the spinal chord. An important function of this system is the production, circulation and reabsorbtion of Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is produced within the Cranial Sacral system and maintains the physiological environment in which your brain and nervous system develop, live and function.

The fascia of the body is the tough connective tissue which holds us together. It keeps our livers from falling out, our lungs and heart from exploding, our intestines from falling down into the bottom of our pelvises, and it envelopes each and every structure of the body. The tiniest nerve has its own fascial sheath or envelope, as does the largest bone. About half of the muscular attachments of the body are to fascia, so that muscle tone or the state of contraction have a lot to do with how tight or loose the fascial sheaths and envelopes are in certain areas of the body at any given time.

As we age our nervous system, muscles, and fascia go through changes that sometimes adversely affect our health. This can be due to misuse or overuse, atrophy from disuse, mental or physical trauma (ie. accidents, surgery, abuse), and disease (ie. scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, meningitis). When any of these things happen to us our fascia and other body systems change and we live with the outcome of this rearrangement of our tissues.

With CST I’m able to interact with the fascia and nervous system and create postive change. By carefully listening with my hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, I can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system and fascia. CST is very gentle and can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders. My sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feeling of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas I am working on.

Some commonly addressed issues are:
* Migraines and Headaches
* Chronic Neck and Back Pain
* Stress an Tension
*Motor Coordination Impairments
*Infant and Childhood disorders
*Brain and Spinal Chord Injuries
*Chronic Fatigue
*TMJ Syndrome
*Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
*Orthopedic Problems
*Many other Conditions

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