An Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing or normalizing the functioning of the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
CST goes beyond this semi-closed hydraulic system to all areas of the body. The connective tissues of the craniosacral system are connected to all fascia tissue of the body, which is like a body stocking that wraps around all muscles, organs, nerves etc., and hold everything in place in the body.
Healing the Mind/Body/Soul Connection
The practitioner evaluates the whole body and uses the same gentle approach, using light touch with specific holds, energy, and intention to help clear physical restrictions as well as emotional energy blocks that are impeding the normal flow and rhythm of energy, fluids and tissues. These blocks and restrictions often compromise health, vitality, and emotional freedom.
This light touch therapy is safe, gentle and highly effective in facilitating the healing of the mind/body/soul connection.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
What may unfold through a session:
· Release of body tension
· Re-alignment of bone structure
· Resolution of trauma caused by accidents or injuries
· Nourishment of the nervous system, brain and body tissues
· Re-connection to the felt-sense of resource within oneself
· Increased self awareness and self-connection
· Resting in dynamic stillness
· Increased space and clarity
· Deep sense of peace within mind and body
· Increased circulation & flow