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Cranio Sacral Therapy

Developed in the 1970’s and scientifically defined in the 1980’s, CranioSacral Therapy is a method that evaluates and enhances the craniosacral system, which consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. For the past three decades, we have seen an integration of this healing technique into hospitals and traditional medical settings. The practice of CranioSacral Therapy offers a unique & important element of health and recovery. CST practitioners believe that this work is very powerful in an acute and clinically relevant way, and the Sari Center recognizes that there are some therapeutic interventions beneficial to cancer patients that transcend and go beyond traditional medical practice.

Every day our bodies endure tension, injury, and for some, chronic pain, disease and illness. Our internal structures work diligently to compensate for these challenges. Unfortunately, these cumulative changes can ultimately cause distortions in our bodies. Restrictions in the craniosacral system can directly affect all aspects of the central nervous system, from motor function to emotions. The result is a barrier to healthy performance, and such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. Craniosacral therapists aim to release those restrictions in the craniosacral system, using light pressure to improve the functioning of the central nervous system and the body’s overall ability to heal itself.

CranioSacral Therapy offers a gentle, noninvasive approach to whole-body health. In a typical CST session, the patient lies still on a treatment table fully clothed, while the practitioner uses very light pressure to engage in an intuitive nonverbal dialoguing with all elements of the physical, the psyche, and the soul. In CST, the hands are a diagnostic tool, and cerebral spinal fluid is often referred to as “the breath of life.” The therapist therefore utilizes a ten-step protocol to evaluate for the functioning of the CS system, which provides a road map to unravel and/or eliminate pain and dysfunction.

CST has been clinically proven to effectively treat tension, migraines, neck & back pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, brain injuries, emotional & stress-related problems, post-traumatic disorders and post-surgical dysfunction. Some benefits of the practice include less pain & anxiety, increased state of relaxation & self-awareness, less prescribed medication, overall financial savings, decreased post-operative complications, and reduced hospital stays.

Almost anyone can benefit from a session because CST is an effective preventative health measure, safe for people of all ages including infants and children. CST has even proven effective on puzzling cases that have not responded to other therapies. There are a few situations in which CST is not recommended, such as those with an acute aneurysm, recent skull fracture, cerebral hemorrhage or other severe bleeding disorder.

What you experience during a CST session is highly individual; some report deep relaxation, others describe feeling unwinding sensations as the body releases tension. There are no side known effects of this treatment; in fact, you may feel a gradual decrease in pain or increase in function immediately after the session, or the effects may develop gradually over time with routine treatment.