Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy that works directly with the nervous system to affect the circulation and pressure of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) along the cranium and the spinal pathway. A Craniosacral therapist is an expert at using gentle palpation to mobilize cranial bones and relieve tension from the meningeal system in the brain and spinal cord to restore balance across all body systems. Tension in the meninges can build up due to trauma, whiplash, Stress and anxiety, TMJ misalignment, bad posture, muscle tension/spasm, birth trauma & defects, joint dislocation, certain conditions and more.
When cranial bones get stuck due to lesions or mechanical restrictions, CSF is not able to drain properly, causing increased intracranial pressure and other symptoms to materialize. When the restrictions and tension are removed from the surrounding tissues around the cranium and spinal cord, an immediate flood of endorphins and oxytocin from the nervous system produces pain relief, a deep state of relaxation and stress relief.
CST is based on the idea that the body is interrelated at all levels. When restrictions and tension in the cranial sphere are alleviated, the body’s natural healing abilities and functions are restored.
Most insurance companies can cover Craniosacral Therapy services! Call your benefits office to inquire about your eligibility for reimbursement by our manual osteopath,
Julia Lott, BScN. CST. DOMP,
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