The CranioSacral System is a physiological system in your body just like your respiratory system and your cardiovascular system, which incorporates the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. CranioSacral Therapy is a very gentle, touch method of assessing and facilitating this physiological system. The CST approach allows the body to relax and release deep tensions, which in turn facilitates the relief of pain, trauma and dysfunction and improves your body's ability to become and remain healthy and active.
Releasing restrictions within your fascia, cranial & dural tube membrane systems helps to normalize the environment around the brain and spinal cord. This, in turn, facilitates and enhances your body's self-correcting & self-healing ability and in so doing is able to alleviate a wide variety of pain, injury and dysfunction issues. CST facilitates bringing your body back into a state of homeostasis and health.
How many sessions will you need? It depends. Every individual and every condition respond uniquely to CranioSacral Therapy. Your response to CST may vary in comparison to your friend or family member and so the number of sessions can vary widely. You may only need one session or you may need two to three sessions per week depending on how you respond. I recommend you schedule 3-4 sessions initially (1 per week), and then we see how you respond and adjust things accordingly.
What does a session of CranioSacral Therapy feel like? Every individual responds differently to CST and feels or doesn't feel different things. The touch for CST is so gentle and non-threatening to your body that you may or may not feel anything, but that doesn't mean nothing has happened. What is important is how you feel after the session and what relief you have gained, concerning your condition, from the session.
Does CranioSacral Therapy hurt? As things change and shift back to a place of homeostasis, or in simpler terms a better state of equilibrium, you may feel some discomfort as your body releases different patterns of restriction. This is temporary and often will dissipate well before the session ends. Your body is in the process of reorganizing and will continue to reorganize for another 36 hours after the session. Give it the chance to do so. Don't do anything strenuous or "new" during that time. Listen to your body. Rest, sleep, relax and drink lots of water.
Manual therapy techniques and light touch myofascial techniques, energy lines and muscles can be opened and relaxed, allowing them to perform better. Get in touch with your health holistically, today!