CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy gently releases tensions and restrictions in your central nervous system allowing your body to relax and self-correct.

William Garner Sutherland developed CranioSacral Therapy (CST) over 60 years ago. His research led to gentle techniques that free up restrictions throughout the cranial sacral mechanism, housing the nervous system throughout the entire body. As a result CranioSacral Therapy has a positive effect on vitality, health, and sense of well-being.

CranioSacral Therapy uses gentle palpation skills to assess your body’s ability to move cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) throughout your body. Produced within the cranium, CSF bathes and nourishes the brain and spinal cord and is imperative to all of the nerve and fascial functions within the body. We each have a craniosacral rhythm that the entire body responds to, similar to a heart or respiratory rhythm. During CranioSacral treatment Scott can detect dysfunction by using palpation skills to feel for a lack of movement of this rhythm and flow of cerebral spinal fluid. He then uses gentle techniques to re-balance the rhythms and remove restrictions allowing your body to be in an optimum state to heal the dysfunction at the root cause of the problem. The assessment and treatment techniques used in CranioSacral Therapy involve a wide variety of gentle manipulation techniques focusing on the membranes and vessels within the skull, the entire spinal column, sacrum and the body’s diaphragms.

Signs and symptoms of cranial sacral rhythm dysfunction include aches, pains, chronic conditions, and lack of energy.

Who can benefit from CranioSacral Therapy?

Since the CranioSacral Therapist is working with the movement of the cerebral spinal fluid and the neural pathways of the brain and spinal cord, CST has a healthy influence on all aspects of the body at any age.

You can benefit from Manual Osteopathy and CranioSacral Therapy if you are dealing with any of the following conditions:

  • Chronic or acute pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Locomotive difficulties
  • Overuse injuries
  • Postural conditions
  • Trauma
  • Head injuries or concussions
  • Post surgery
  • Joint pain and conditions
  • Gastric reflux
  • Sinusitis
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Post viral syndrome
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Insomnia
  • Urinary problems
  • Sciatica
  • Disorders in infants and children
  • Stress