Craniosacral Therapy

Physical and Emotional Wellbeing: Why Everybody Needs a Craniosacral Therapy
November 8, 2020
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November 8, 2020

Craniosacral Therapy


Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a soft, gentle hands-on technique that utilizes a light touch to examine membranes and movement of the fluid in and around the central nervous system. Craniosacral therapy promotes a feeling of wellbeing by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity as it relieves tension in the central nervous system. 

What is craniosacral therapy (CST)?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment that promotes relief from a variety of symptoms such as, neck pain, headaches, and side effects of cancer treatment etc. 

The main focus of craniosacral therapy is a gentle placement of hands to aid release of connective tissue of the body. Craniosacral therapy is based on the idea that our human body is interrelated at all levels. 

Craniosacral therapy (CST) improves efficiency of biological processes by boosting self-healing, self-correction and self-regulation. Both children and adults can benefit from CST.

Conditions that craniosacral therapy can help 

  • Speech impairment 
  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Stroke 
  • Autism spectrum disorder 
  • Scoliosis 
  • Facial adhesions 
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Post-concussion syndrome 
  • Temporo-mandibular joint syndrome 
  • Complex regional pain syndrome 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Migraine headache 
  • Fibromyalgia 

The benefits of craniosacral therapy 

According to research carried out by some advocates of craniosacral therapy, CST eases a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Joint stiffness 
  • Recurrent ear infection or colic in infants
  • Constipation
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic pain 
  • Jaw pain 
  • Pregnancy problems 
  • Migraines 
  • Ear infections 

How some people in Lower North Shore, North Sydney, Inner West etc can find craniosacral therapy beneficial 

Studies conducted by some professional researchers showed that 70 to 90 percent of all doctor’s office visits are because of stress-related ailments and conditions. Nothing ages you as fast as stress does, both internally and externally. Craniosacral therapy can be an effective technique for managing stress, which results in:

  • Greater energy 
  • Increased circulation 
  • Reduced fatigue 
  • Improved sleep quality 
  • Reduced anxiety 
  • Enhanced memory and concentration 

Other health benefits of craniosacral therapy include:

  • Stretch and exercise tight, atrophied or weak muscles
  • Promote tissue regeneration, decreasing stretch marks and scar tissue 
  • Release endorphins, amino acids that act as a natural painkiller
  • Relax soften overused, injured and tired muscles 
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the natural defence system of your body 
  • Reduce post-surgery swelling and adhesions 
  • Improve range of motion and alleviate lower back pain 

How to find a craniosacral therapist 

Professional healers are now including craniosacral therapy to their treatment options. They are from different backgrounds that range from acupuncture to osteopathy and dentistry, shiatsu and massage. Particularly, massage therapists are now providing craniosacral therapy in their practice. 

Therapists are issued certificates after attending an accredited school. As there are a handful of various certification levels, ensure you research their background and specialty. When considering a therapist, ensure you learn about what they have studied and their level of certification.

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