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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a very gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the craniosacral system – comprised of the bones of the skull, the sacrum, the interconnected membranes, and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

The hydraulic system of circulating cerebrospinal fluid bathes the brain and spinal cord. CST involves gentle manual techniques to release restrictions in the system, optimizing the subtle rhythmic movement of its bones, membranes and fluids. CST may also address restrictions external to the Craniosacral system, on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

CST is excellent for balancing the nervous, muscular, fascial, immune, respiratory and endocrine systems. It is effective for those with physical dysfunctions, those who seek deep relaxation, and those who seek to optimize their overall health and well-being.

This increasingly popular method is becoming widely used to help prevent health issues before they begin and to increase resistance to disease.  No more than 5 grams of pressure is used and a session can be done over clothing, which makes it a very accessible non-invasive treatment where you can release physical and emotional blocks.

Balance in the craniosacral system (membranes and cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord) both enhances physiological function and decreases stress on the nervous system, giving you:

  • Rejuvenating rest & sleep
  • Increased relaxation
  • Increased mobility
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased ability to manage daily stressors that lead to dis-ease

Health concerns that may benefit from craniosacral therapy are:

  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Anxiety and PTSD
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) / Jaw Pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • And many more!

In addition to relief of physical symptoms, many clients report increased clarity of mind, deep relaxation and feeling more grounded after a craniosacral session.

At Empower Health, craniosacral therapy is used as a stand-alone therapy or it can be effectively integrated into your physiotherapy, myofascial, or manual therapy session as a complementary healing technique.