CST is based on the work of Dr. W. Sutherland- the pioneer of cranial osteopathy- at the start of the 20th century. It is a gentle, hands on method of treatment, which involves a practitioner applying a very light touch to the body to evaluate and enhance a the functioning of a body system called craniosacral system. It comprises the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, extending from the skull ( the cranium) down to the tailbone ( the sacrum). The practitioners’ goal is to release restrictions in this system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
The treatment is carried out with the patient fully dressed lying on his back. Being very gentle, non invasive and non drug based, CST is suitable for babies, children and the elderly, as well as during pregnancy (please have a look at my article on the Info Page).
Designed to complement the body’s own natural healing process, CST is often used as a preventative health measure. It can be expected to promote a sense of well-being and deep relaxation.
As a general rule three to ten sessions will make a significant impact on most people’s health, and in some cases only one session can make a dramatic difference. Some of my clients like to have a session once a month to maintain a sense of balance and deep relaxation.
For further information please go to the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA)
web site : www.craniosacral.co.uk