CST is a light touch manual therapy that seeks to locate and remove restriction throughout the body’s system. These body systems include the: GI, endocrine, immune, musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Corrections are made through light touch, time, energy and intention.
Did your eyes start to glaze over with that answer? Here is my short answer: Do you know how a chiropractor adjusts your bones to make you feel better, well a craniosacral therapist adjusts the soft tissue in your body to make you feel better.
Of course, it is way more technical than that, and if you’re interested in the technical version, you can look that up under What is Craniosacral Therapy? on this website.
Let’s get back to that adjusting the soft tissue part of it, a friend of mine compared it to a piece of thread in a woven blanket. If you pull one thread the entire blanket changes shape. If you pull one thread hard enough and long enough you end up changing the original form of the blanket. It’s like that in your body, if you engage the soft tissue long and hard enough in one area, it moves and reshapes the entire body. A craniosacral therapist will help you relax the soft tissue, thereby smoothing the blanket back out, allowing the body to self—correct, thereby allowing the person to feel better.
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I firmly believe that it is better to treat the source of the problem rather than the symptom. Many times I have encountered chronic injuries that are due to tight fascia in a region of the body different from the area where the sensation of pain is felt. The body does not know the difference between structural shortening from emotional pain or trauma. It is up to the individual to become in touch with his pain or emotions and to release the tissue restrictions. By releasing the restrictions, in the tissue of these traumas using CST, we can relieve the body of pain. For more info regarding my philosophy, visit The Body NetworkBack to top of page