Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch gentle hands-on therapy that enhances the body’s natural capacity for healing. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
The body often ‘remembers’ everything that happens to us during our lives be it physical forces due to an accident, injury, or emotional trauma. The affected area(s) are isolated and stagnant energy begins to form, disconnecting it from the rest of the body. A lack of communication between the parts of the body results in pain or ‘dis-ease’.
A Somatoemotional Release process takes place in order to allow the disconnected areas to release the built up energy and engage in uninhibited communication with the rest of the body bringing wellness and health.
CST enhances the function of the Autonomic Nervous System and in particular the parasympathetic nervous system which when activated stimulates and supports the body’s natural capacity to heal and repair itself. The sympathetic nervous system also known as the ‘Flight or Fight’ system is activated quite a lot by the speed and demand of everyday life, causing (unnecessary) stress and fatigue.
Encouraging deep relaxation and restorative processes to take place, Craniosacral therapy can be very beneficial for balancing both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.