CranioSacral Therapy    

 CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of  the craniosacral system. This physiological system is comprised of the membranes which surround the brain, the cerebrospinal fluid, and the spinal cord.

CranioSacral Therapy restores the best natural environment for the brain and spine, assisting the body's systems in self-correcting.

CranioSacral Therapy helps to alleviate a broad range of pain, dysfunction and illness including migraine head aches, neck and back pain, motor coordination impairments, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), emotional difficulties, trauma, dyslexia, learning disabilities, sleep disorders, PTSD, chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalance, and much more.

CranioSacral Therapy encourages the body's own healing mechanisms. These mechanisms work to dissipate the negative effects of stress on the nervous system.

The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The soft tissues, membranes, and fluids that surround them assist in their protection and their function. Stress, injury, illness and postural asymmetry can cause the soft tissues to distort, putting unnatural pressure on the brain and spine.

Practitioners use a light manual touch (not more than the weight of a small coin) to evaluate the present state of the craniosacral system function, and release tensions and restrictions. Both the osseous system; ie the cranial bones, and the myofascial system; the muscles and fascia are addressed.

CST is extremely effective in treating clients with multiple conditions or layers of dysfunction because it sets the client's body and the central nervous system at ease, making it more receptive to healing. The therapist receives feedback as to the symmetry, amplitude, rate and quality of the CranioSacral rhythm. This rhythm is a measurable cycle of the spinal fluid's flow through the dural tube from the brain to the sacrum and it's return.

CST has the ability to improve this flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the head to the body, enhancing the health of the tissues and restoring fascial mobility.

Calming the Central Nervous System allows a space of deep peace. Most recipients experience relaxation, decreased symptoms, and an increased sense of well being. By improving support of the brain, abilities can be awakened and supported in regards to memory, focus, sleep patterns, and the ability to handle stress. Because it is such a gentle form of treatment, it is safe and effective for all ages, from infants to elders.

 By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CranioSacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventative measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and integrates well with other therapies such as massage.

"According to John Upledger, founder of modern Craniosacral Therapy, we all have an "inner physician"; an innate wisdom and knowing of what our body truly needs to heal. Are we listening?" ~SM

"My daughter Jasmine is 6 years old and in first grade, she has been struggling with her reading for the past year. The last school year Jasmine didn't even move up a reading level. We tried every suggestion the school had offered and nothing was working. Summer school was suggested to try to help improve her reading. Susan did a combination of CranioSacral and her other energy therapy on Jasmine. She went for her first session and she absolutely loved it!!! The school tested her two weeks later and Jasmine had moved up two reading levels! Then after her last follow up appointment the next day she was tested and again moved up one more level! After a year of struggling, I feel truly blessed to have found something that finally worked! Jasmine no longer is struggling with her reading and is now enjoying it. "
~Diana P Town: Longmont
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