Craniosacral therapy is particularly helpful for treating newborns and infants. Difficulty nursing can be a result of tensions and restrictions in the baby’s head, spine or body. These restrictions can be caused by pressures experienced during late pregnancy, and by the forces of birth. Craniosacral therapy involves gentle, precise touch intended to release tension and restore circulation and function. Therapists locate and release restrictions and tensions through out the body and the head. Once fully released, the tension patterns usually do not return. Parents also receive some education and guidance for nursing and self-care
For adults it is a gentle hands-on treatment in which you lie fully clothed on the table while your therapist uses a light touch to examine your membranes and movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system. Releasing these blockages allows your cerebral spinal fluid to flow freely up and down your spinal cord. CST is thought to improve the efficiency of your biological processes through boosting self-regulation, self correction and self-healing. CST may provide relief from a variety of symptoms including headaches, neck pain and post-concussion syndrome, among many others. Releasing tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting your health and immunity. The therapy can be used successfully with children and adults.
*note that Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and some Chiropractors also use Cranial Sacral Therapy as a modality.