Craniosacral Therapy – Healing Through Touch

The field of medicine and healing includes many techniques that have the same goal – to relieve suffering and facilitate healing. In recent years a healing trend has resurfaced – traditional Chinese acupuncture, Ayurvedic holistic techniques and naturopathy.

Many of the alternative medicine techniques provide external stimulation to promote healing while exploiting and enhancing the body's healing potential. One such technique is Craniosacral Therapy (CST), which can be used in addition to chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and osteopaths.

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To the observer or recipient this therapy seems relatively simple – the therapist places his hands on top of the patient's body and begins to move his hands randomly without undue pressure.

However, for the therapist, the process is complex and is based solely on dynamic messages transmitted by the patient's body (measured by the sensation of placing the hand).

CST is based on the principle that the skull, spine, and sacrum share an inherent rhythm with the surrounding ligaments, muscles and fascia. When these rhythms are synchronized, it facilitates the smooth movement and circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid.

This in turn ensures good lubrication of the intervertebral joints and facets of the spine and contributes to the health and functionality of the spine and other body systems. This rhythm is called the "breath of life" and is similar to the concept of "prana" in Eastern medicine. Craniosacral therapists attempt to "read" or touch these rhythms and move their hands in sync with the body to normalize the system.