BY JOHN NYKIFORUK
What Is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improve whole body health and performance. CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch technique, the therapist is able to release any restrictions they find. The patient is fully clothed for the treatment.
By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being. And because it’s so gentle, CST can be effective for all ages. From newborns to elders.
What Can I Expect From a Treatment?
A typical CST session takes place in a quiet, private setting. You remain fully clothed as you relax on the massage table. Your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system. By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, your practitioner can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system. A CST session can last an hour or more. It can be used alone or integrated with other therapies (eg: chiro or acupuncture) to create powerful effects. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on.
What Conditions Does CST Address?
CST helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, including:
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Stress and tension-related disorders
- Motor-Coordination impairments
- Infant and childhood disorders
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Chronic fatigue
- TMJ syndrome
- Central nervous system disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Orthopedic problems
- Many, many more conditions
If you’re unsure if CranioSacral Therapy is a fit for you, please feel free to call the Mcknight location at 403.230.2559 and speak with one of our knowledgeable assistants, or one of our practitioners.