Saturday, May 8, 2010

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the brain and spinal cord. They are bathed in a cerebrospinal fluid that has a rhythmic pulse, similar to blood pressure.

Like the pulse of the cardiovascular system, the craniosacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body. Using a touch generally no heavier than the weight of a nickel, skilled practitioners can monitor this rhythm at key body points to pinpoint the source of an obstruction or stress. Once a source has been determined, they can assist the natural movement of the fluid and related soft tissue to help the body self-correct. This simple action is often all it takes to remove a restriction. Other times, CST may be combined with other complementary therapies to help restore the body to its optimum functioning level. 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, including:

Migraine and headaches, Chronic neck and back pain, Central nervous system disorders, Scoliosis, Chronic fatigue, Stress and tension-related disorders, Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), Immune disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Learning Disabilities...

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