Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, osteopathic technique that balances tension patterns in the body. It works on the craniosacral system which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround the spinal cord and brain.
Using a gentle approach, this system is evaluated and enhanced to improve the nervous systems function. It also enhances the function of the connective tissue that weaves itself throughout the body. This connective tissue separates the muscle layers, covers the brain and spinal cord, all the nerves, blood vessels and even the bones. Therefore, this form of preventative treatment can complement the body’s natural healing processes by relieving any restrictions within this system.
CST is always performed with each pediatric visit because even the most natural of births is stressful for the skull and spine of the baby being born. Research strongly suggests that the birth process is responsible for many brain dysfunctions and problems caused by central nervous system imbalances. Because CranioSacral Therapy is so gentle it can be performed at birth or within the first few days of life to potentially reduce a wide variety of newborn and childhood problems, many which are not apparent until your child is of school age.
Problems of head shape, small fontenelles, and skull bone override can also be corrected with the application of CST