Many people have never heard of Craniosacral Therapy, but those who have may say it's good but aren't sure why. Those who have experienced a CST session though, swear by this therapy! And for good reason.
The general premise behind craniosacral work is to free up restrictions found in the lining of the cerebrospinal fluid (the liquid that surrounds our brain and spinal cord). Why is this so important? No one questions the fact that a head injury can change a person's behavior pattern. The same thing fits here, but in more minute detail.
When pressure due to restriction in this lining is pressing on one part of the brain, it chemically changes the way the central nervous system functions, which causes various "symptoms" throughout the body. Depending on where these restrictions are found- it can point to certain dysfunctions that occur. (This has been studied and researched and documented for over 20 years)
This work is phenomenal with infants and children. ADD & ADHD, Acid reflux, being "tongue-tied" and sleeping issues can be reduced with this gentle technique.
Here are just a few other issues that CST can help address and alleviate:
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Central Nervous System Disorders
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
While it is difficult to explain the whole process in a blog post, hopefully you understand a little more about CST and it's advantages. Of course, the best way to understand it is to experience a session for yourself!