Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch therapy that balances the body's nervous system. It was originally developed by Osteopathic Physicians. The goal of this therapy centers on removing restrictions from the bones of the skull, vertebra, sacrum and pelvis. It also works to manipulate the coverings of the spinal cord and muscles.
Together, these actions reduce restrictions in the nerve passages and promote the movement of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the spinal cord. By improving these functions, we can enhance the body's natural healing capabilities!
CST has been shown to aide in the treatment of many conditions, including traumatic injuries, fatigue, chronic pain, central nervous system disorders, stress related problems and orthopedic conditions.
The length of time for the treatments and the frequency of the rechecks is very specifically based on each patient. The therapy itself is very gentle; the practitioner only uses five grams of pressure (about the weight of a nickel) to evaluate the craniosacral system and the therapy itself is equally non-invasive.
CST techniques compliment the low-force chiropractic techniques that Dr. Sivula uses at our office. It's very relaxing and enjoyable for the patients! Like acupuncture and Reiki, CST also works with the body's energy to improve health in a gentle, natural way.