CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

 


 

The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.  Imbalances or restrictions could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disturbances.  Craniosacral therapy gently encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of physical, emotional or mental stress on your central nervous system.  You also benefit from better overall health and resistance to disease.

 

CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Colic

  • Autism

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Infantile Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems

  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

CranioSacral Therapy is available by appointment only.  The initial visit is 90 minutes in length.  Follow-up visits are 75 minutes.


Insurance Matters


Therapeutic massage health-care benefits are not available through personal health insurance plans at this time, however, benefits may be available through Workers Compensation and Automobile or Personal Injury insurance policies.   Please call us to get specific information regarding your insurance company's benefits at this office.

 

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