What is CST?
A manual therapy that uses a light touch to:
– help release tension patterns in the body
– encourage the body’s innate self-healing ability
What is the CranioSacral System?
It is composed of:
Bones : Cranium, Sacrum, Vertebral Column, Ribs
Fluid : CerebroSpinal Fluid and its cycle mechanism
Membrane System & Connective Tissue
Where does it come from?
CST comes from Osteopathy, a type of alternative medicine based on three principles:
– Body is a unit
– Body structures & function are interrelated
– Body is self-healing & self-regulatory
What are the benefits?
– decreased pain
– improvement of neurological function
– increased joint flexibility
– muscle hypertonicity
– normalization of fascial tension
– greater relaxation
– better sleep
– promotes detox
– encourages self-healing process
Who can it help?
CST can help a wide range of conditions:
– stress related disorders
– neck & back pain
– headaches & migraines
– birth trauma
– other conditions
What is unique about CST?
CranioSacral Therapy is:
A Process oriented therapy
Techniques are applied in symbiosis with the self healing nature of the human being.
The treatment process can last a few days after the session
An Introspective experience
Just like meditation, everybody processes the experience differently from each other, and differently each time
CST may be used as a preventative measure and also as a treatment for acute or chronic conditions.
It may be complementary to other forms of treatments as well (alternative or allopathic)
– Acute hemorrhage or stroke
– Recent spinal tap or puncture in the CranioSacral System
– Recent fracture in the cranium, vertebral column or ribs
– Other condition where a variation in the intracranial pressure would be detrimental
Why using such a light touch?
Using a light touch allows for a gentle, non-invasive approach.
A present, educated and attentive touch is significant for a better outcome of the therapeutic process
How does it work?
The therapist assesses the body using light palpation to determine the main areas of restriction, which may be a different location than the pain site.
Treatment of these tension patterns may include fascial, somato-emotional and/or energy release techniques .
Freeing up blockages in the body can have a significant effect on the whole body and improve dramatically health and well-being
Emma Julaud, CMT, CST
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