Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a type of bodywork that relieves tension in the craniosacral system, which includes the membranes, fluids, and tissues that protect and nourish the brain and the spinal cord. It helps to release stress and activates the body’s innate healing wisdom, which naturally repairs and regenerates itself.
CST uses gentle techniques to enhance the natural flow of cerebrospinal fluid, the clear liquid that brings vital nutrients and positive ions to the brain and central nervous system. As this fluid washes over the brain, it provides a suitable chemical environment for neuronal signaling and promotes homeostasis. It also nourishes the brain cells and carries away waste and byproducts. If the cerebrospinal fluid is not flowing properly due to tension in the surrounding tissues and membranes, then the brain and nervous system are not receiving the vital nutrients needed to maintain proper functioning and this can lead to a variety of symptoms and challenges.
Craniosacral therapy may be beneficial for those experiencing mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, hyperactivity, bipolar, disturbed sleep cycles, hormonal imbalances, headaches and migraines, sinus issues, tinnitus, TMJ disorder, body aches and pains, brain fog, chronic fatigue, and constipation, to name a few. CST may also be helpful for processing stuck emotions and trauma that can be held within the body and tissue memory.
Craniosacral therapy utilizes a soft touch to release the stress and tension that can impede the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. The craniosacral system has a subtle yet distinct rhythm that practitioners can detect to eliminate disruptions and restore balance to the nervous system. This can help improve the body’s natural healing abilities and alleviate the symptoms of pain, illness and mental decline. Many people choose to incorporate craniosacral therapy into their wellness plans since it is a safe, effective and gentle approach to releasing stress and restoring a sense of calm and comfort.
Craniosacral Therapy 60-minutes // $120
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