Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (also called CST or CranioSacral bodywork or therapy) is a therapy used by osteopaths, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, and occupational therapists. A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to tune into the craniosacral system. In general, this area is the cranium (head) down the spine to the sacrum and coccyx, which are at the base of the spine or the “tailbone.” The practitioner gently works with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages may be eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord can be optimized, and misaligned bones may be restored to their proper position. Craniosacral therapists use the therapy to address mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ issues, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.