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Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on technique developed by AT Still, WG Sutherland, and John E. Upledger.

This light touch therapy evaluates and enhances the craniosacral system, which supports and protects the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The system includes the bones of the head, spine, face, and mouth, as well as the surrounding fascia, membranes, and fluids.

CST works by enhancing the body's natural healing abilities. Through gentle touch, therapists detect and release restrictions in the craniosacral rhythm, crucial for nourishing and protecting nervous tissues. Treatment can be applied anywhere on the body.

The therapy addresses restrictions in the body's fascial tissues, which envelop every organ, muscle, and bone. By harmonizing with the body's natural movements, CST promotes self-healing, leading to significant improvements in physical and emotional well-being.

Every experience, including trauma, is recorded in our tissues, potentially causing dysfunction or disease. CST helps the body’s healing processes by improving the function of the Autonomic Nervous System, which includes the "fight or flight" sympathetic system and the restorative parasympathetic system. Modern life often overstimulates the sympathetic system, leading to chronic stress. CST promotes deep relaxation, aiding healing and restoring balance between these systems.

Requiring no special equipment, CST uses only the therapist’s hands and intention, making it accessible to everyone from infants to the elderly. It can be a primary treatment or part of a broader therapeutic program and is safe for most conditions.

In summary, CST supports the body’s self-healing and optimizes overall function. Its gentle and effective approach makes it a popular choice in personal wellness programs.

Some examples of how CST may prove helpful can be found in the following section.

 

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