CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a treatment technique that focuses on amplifying the 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, is connected with other fascial structures, 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 - stuck in "go-mode"
- 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 has done extensive training under the BioDynamic CranioSacral system. RMT Jen Cuddington has done multiple course with Upledger Craniosacral Technique. Our chiropractors Dr. Anna Marie and Dr. Amanda do primarily SOT-based CST and work with infants and kids only.
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!