CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle but powerful method of healing. Your craniosacral system is a deep, protective layer of your body, and houses the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord as well as the membranous structures that protect your central nervous system.Learn more about us at White Plains craniosacral therapy
But what does this mean? Imagine your body as a computer. When you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, in pain, or just feel like the “on” switch has been flipped on for too long, CranioSacral therapy is able to “reboot” you and get you to a place of rest. This restful place is excellent for processing your backlogged material, mainly pain signals, headaches, and a wide variety of stressors. Most people fall asleep or feel as if they are floating during the session.
What else can CranioSacral therapy do? When your body has to deal with stress and trauma, it has to compensate, creating tension and restriction throughout the body, as well as the tissues that form around the brain and spine. This change can cause your central nervous system, as well as other body systems to not perform to peak efficiency. By gently working with this system, that tension and restriction will be alleviated, giving your body a chance to come to a new sense of balance and ease.
What does a CranioSacral Therapy session look like? You will lie clothed on a massage table, and your session will involve gentle touch to evaluate and release tissues all the way from the base of the spine to the sutures and structures in the head. The rhythm of your body, like working with a wave form or a gentle tide, will be worked with to achieve the deep relaxation response many people experience. Many people think of CranioSacral therapy as “head massage” but in reality the session can involve work on any area of the body.
What is CranioSacral Therapy good for? CranioSacral is excellent at breaking physical and mental stress habits. What does this mean? Conditions like Headaches, Chronic Pain including Neck and Back Pain, Scoliosis, TMJ, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Emotional Difficulties including Depression and Anxiety, Immune Issues, and Digestive Disorders respond well to this therapy. CranioSacral Therapy is excellent at working with complex diseases and disorders that have not responded to other therapies. Most people who go to see a CranioSacral Therapist have tried multiple things to alleviate their stress and pain without much results are surprised when just a few sessions of this therapy will bring them back closer to balance and alleviate pain and patterns in the body that have persisted for years.