CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the
body throughout the fascia to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Fascia, or connective tissue, is like a web that surrounds the whole body--muscles, organs, and nerves. Working with the fascia releases restrictions around the brain, musculoskeletal system, and nervous system, which allows cerebral spinal fluid to flow easier. This nourishes the brain and central nervous system and helps the nerves to communicate properly and blood to flow better to all parts of the body.
CST was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics. Using a very light, soft touch, practitioners can help the body make corrections and adjustments to unwind the connective tissue (fascia) surrounding the bones of the head, spine, and sacrum to alleviate imbalances and pain and increase clarity of thinking.
CST gives the brain and body a chance to rest, reset and unwind. It is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and its effectiveness for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?
◦ Migraines and Headaches
◦ Chronic Neck and Back Pain
◦ Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
◦ Anxiety and Depression
◦ Motor-Coordination Impairments
◦ Digestive issues
◦ Immune system
◦ Chronic Fatigue
◦ TMJ Syndrome
◦ Central Nervous System Disorders
◦ Learning Disabilities
◦ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
◦ Orthopedic Problems
To learn more about DCA cranialsacral therapist Mindy Wolff and her CranioSacral practice, please visit our Practitioner page.