CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a treatment technique that focuses on amplifying that Parasympathetic (Thrive) Division of the nervous system by supporting structural and bioenergetic balance within the bones of the skull and throughout the body.
"Cranio" means head and "sacral" refers to the sacrum. These two integral poles of your spine house a very important part of your Autonomic Nervous System and are tethered together through the dural-meningeal system. The dural-meningeal system is a fascial (or connective tissue) framework that surrounds the brain and spinal cord and plays an integral role in tissue health and nervous system function.
Fancy anatomy aside, CranioSacral Therapy can be helpful for a wide variety of conditions and supports your basic thrive-based functions. It is often used in conjunction with other therapies to facilitate emotional processing, healing, and release.
Other reasons to check in with a Registered Massage Therapist for CranioSacral Therapy include:
- Birth Trauma
- Cranial Asymmetries (like plagiocephaly)
- Hyperactivity and Sympathetic Dominance
- Sleep Disruption
- Any Stress-Related Issues
- Chronic Pain
- Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD
- Head Aches and Migraines
- To Support Your Most Thriving Expression of Health!
There are many different technique systems under the umbrella of CST. RMT Kristin Jones is trained under the BioDynamic CranioSacral system and RMT Jen Cuddington focuses on Upledger Technique. Our chiropractor Dr. Amanda does primarily SOT-based CST and works only with infants and kids.
Is this what you have been looking for as an adjunct to your health plan? Give the office a call (778-484-4414) or book online today!