Craniosacral therapy (CST) (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of integrative body work and massage that focuses on the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. Because Craniosacral works on many aspects of the body this therapy has a profound affect on the nervous system and helps to realign it. Men and women suffering from being stressed out, burned out and or suffering from chronic pain syndromes will benefit greatly from Craniosacral therapy because it serves to restore balance of the nervous system by resetting the fight or flight system. Craniosacral therapy also reduces restrictions in the body thereby providing profound relaxation and pain relieving benefits. This specialize form of therapy also helps to release compression in tissues and affiliated areas thereby restoring the body back to balance and harmony.
Because craniosacral therapy is a light touch therapy it can be handled by most individuals even those in tremendous pain. craniosacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can help to alleviate pain often associated with pelvic floor muscles, sacrum, lumbar spine and the temporomandibular joint (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull).
For women and men who suffer from pelvic pain cranial sacral therapy works to alleviate deep seated pain, emotions and energy blocks that traditional hand-on methods cannot do. At Renew Physical Therapy we believe that craniosacral therapy has been an important missing link in the treatment of men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction and scar adhesions. Pregnant women in pain and post-partum women recovering from birth will also benefit tremendously from this gentle form of restorative therapy. Individuals with chronic pelvic pain and sacral-iliac dysfunction will find pain relief with this this new integrative medicine.
Most importantly, craniosacral therapy enhances the body’s ability to self-correct thereby enabling your own body to begin to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective on a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
How Does Craniosacral (CST) Therapy Work?
The powerhouses of the body are the brain and spinal cord and they have a great influence over the body’s ability to function properly. Our brains and spinal cords make up the majority of central nervous system. The central nervous system is profoundly influenced by the craniosacral system – (the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord).
Our bodies must endure stresses and strains everyday and our bodies must work hard to compensate for these stresses. These detrimental changes often cause the body to tighten and to distort the craniosacral system. These distortions cause tensions and restrictions to form around the brain, spinal cord and nerves often resulting in dysfunction and pain. When there are restrictions, tightness and dysfunction in the cranial sacral system it creates a barrier and the nervous system cannot function optimally. Because the nervous system is not functioning optimally and because the nervous system has an effect on all other systems the influenced systems are hindered leaving the person in a state of pain, dysfunction or disequilibrium. This causes a global effect systematically.
Fortunately for us nervous system restrictions can be detected, influenced and corrected CST therapy. Our practitioners use their hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by feeling different locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Then specific soft-touch techniques are used to release restrictions in any tissue influencing the craniosacral system.
By normalizing the environment around the brain, spinal cord and nerves the body’s has the ability to self-correct. Craniosacral therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment. With CST results are long lasting allowing the body to go back into equilibrium this allows other supportive work such as pelvic floor therapy to work on a profound level. The end result is a mind-body healing and faster pain relief. Call us today at 212-213-4660 for a relaxing and powerful craniosacral therapy session.
Renew PT's mission to provide compassionate healing to patients suffering from orthopedic, spinal, and pelvic floor conditions, for both women and men. Our purpose is to awaken your inner healer and to empower you with tools and techniques needed for long lasting results.
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