Core Wellness and Physical Therapy
930 Lila Ave, Milford OH 45150
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and wellness. Using a soft touch, the therapist will release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.
How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?
Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must overcome. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions anywhere in the body. This can create resistance to the health of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the therapist uses her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct.
What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Pregnancy and postpartum (see below)
Conception, Pregnancy and Post Partum
During pregnancy, Craniosacral Therapy can help you with related physical or emotional problems. It soothes back pain, nausea, headache, and edema, and supports you to deal with your concerns or anxiety around pregnancy and birth. The deep relaxation you can reach during the session not only helps you to cope easier with challenges in your pregnant everyday life, but also provides you with a body sensation you will be able to reconnect with during labor and birth.
Craniosacral Therapy can help you to prepare for the birth experience you wish for. It can align your pelvis and help your child find an optimal position for birth. When you are on your journey to prepare yourself for pregnancy, Craniosacral Therapy can balance your hormonal system, making it easier to conceive.
Craniosacral Therapy can also balance the mother's system to facilitate the transition from being pregnant and giving birth to being a mom and having your body back to yourself.