Craniosacral therapy has been known for over 80 yrs. Its entity and benefits developed by Dr Upledger. The Upledger Insitute specializes in certifications in many holistic therapies.
CST is a gentle hands method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the physiological craniosacral system. It has the most impact on the central nervous system. The central nervous system affects all aspects of body functioning including the lymphatic, muscular, circulatory, fascial, craniosacral systems.
The craniosacral system is comprised of all the membranes and cerebral spinal fluid that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. The brain, body organs, tissues, cells all have a rhythm of movement that is needed to function properly to provide optimum health.
Through disease, trauma, elevated stress, the rhythm pattern no longer follows the correct sync of movement causing a spasmodic rhythm leading to body systems malfunctioning. The body and mind can only handle so much tension and stress before the tissues begin to tighten and affect the brain. The brain is what controls the entire body's function, also affecting the mind and emotional centers as well. The body only can heal in a healthy internal environment so the natural healing process can take place. Using gentle touch techniques the practitioner releases the restrictions of the CST system promoting the boosting of the immune system and leading to self-healing.
An evaluation of the body and mind is then discussed with the client to determine a schedule to help fully restore normal craniosacral rhythm and healing.
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