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CranioSacral Therapy

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CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, restrictions are released in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

The focus of CST is to enhance the balanced motions of :

  • The membrane layers surrounding the brain

  • The Fluid (blood and cerebrospinal fluid) moving into the cranium, out of the cranium and throughout the brain tissue

  • The areas of the body that do not show normal response to the craniosacral rhythm , which might be straining the craniosacral system and the brain
     

Increased balanced motion of the membrane surrounding the brain helps flush toxins and inflammation out of the brain tissue. As this occurs it can elevate biochemical processing which increases the function of neurons and neurological pathways.

CST combines well with other therapies including ABM and can enhance the therapeutic benefits for children on the Autism spectrum or for those with Cerebral Palsy or other developmental challenges.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's 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.

What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?

It is very  effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury 

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Autism 

  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Infant and Childhood Disorders

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Scoliosis

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • And Many Other Conditions

Is there any condition for which CST shouldn't be used?

There are certain situations where application of CST would not be recommended. These include conditions where a variation and/or slight increase in intracranial pressure would cause instability. Acute aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage or other preexisting severe bleeding disorders are examples of conditions that could be affected by small intracranial pressure changes.

What to expect:

Receiving Cranio Sacral Therapy tends to be very relaxing and positively pleasurable. A session is an hour long and the client reclines on a therapy table fully clothed. The practitioner uses very light touch to connect with the cranio sacral system.

 

The bones of the skull are gently manipulated via the dura and pia mater membranes and deep tissue release is often experienced too. Ignored or hidden problems are resolved as often as those for which help was initially sought.

How many CranioSacral Therapy sessions will I need?

Response to CST varies from individual to individual and condition to condition. Your response is uniquely your own and can't be compared to anyone else's - even those cases that may appear to be similar to your own. The number of sessions needed varies widely - from just one up to three or more a week over the course of several weeks.

Duration:

1 Hour

Cost:

R700 per session 

R2500 per 4 Sessions Packgage.

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