Craniosacral therapy can help to improve the functioning of the nervous system and to clear restrictions in the fascial tissues of the body. The main centres of the nervous system lie in the cranial and sacral regions and the gentle manipulations of CST modulate the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, optimising the function of both.
Relaxation has long been valued for its healing and restorative effects on the body, and CST facilitates and encourages easily deep states of relaxation in the body. By relieving pain and improving mobility CST is able to alleviate emotional and physical stress and tension.
Craniosacral therapy requires no equipment, only the gentle hands and clear intention of the therapist.
What conditions may CST help?
It is excellent as a preventive therapy, because it can facilitate the resolution of imbalances within an individual's system that s/he may not be consciously aware of.
It is recommended during pregnancy as it calms the nervous system of both, mother and child.
Craniosacral therapy is useful as both a primary treatment method or as part of a treatment programme combined with other traditional or complementary techniques. Due to its gentleness and effectiveness, many people include CST as a component in their personal wellness programs.