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Cranial Sacral

Cranial Sacral

Therapeutic touch stimulating your central nervous system. 

Craniosacral therapy or cranial-sacral therapy (CST) is a bodywork technique that uses gentle touch and pulsating pressures along your body and head. By doing this, practitioners can promote movement of your cerebrospinal fluid throughout the central nervous system, which controls your entire body from your muscles to your organs.

Craniosacral therapy is an emerging technique that has been around for several decades. It has been used to treat:

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Injuries
  • TMJ problems
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and tension-related disorders
  • Learning and developmental disabilities
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Eye strain
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries

The craniotherapy session starts with the practitioner performing a body assessment to determine areas of tension or restriction. Then the practitioner uses very light touch to guide the body to relax, allow movement and circulation, and promote balance and healing in the area. There are no quick or forceful movements to adjust bones back into place, only gentle and rhythmic movements to allow the body to use its own self-correcting mechanisms and return to a healthy and balanced state.

Sessions can last as long as 60 to 90 minutes, depending on your needs and the nature of your condition. Patients describe the sessions as peaceful and relaxing. Therapeutic benefit can be achieved after just one session, or multiple sessions may be needed to reach your treatment goals.

There are many factors involved with how quickly and effectively your body heals. Diet and nutrition levels, toxicity, smoking, exercise, stress, and mindset will all influence your body’s capacity to regrow tissue. The naturopathic physicians at SCNM specialize in identifying and treating exactly what is keeping you from being abundantly healthy. Click here to schedule an appointment with an SCNM physician, student clinician or resident, or call 480.428.3232.