Mobile Therapy Centers Offers Craniosacral Therapy At The Libertyville Clinic!
What is Craniosacral Therapy (CST)?
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment option that works with the body’s craniosacral system which includes the cerebral spinal fluid, brain, and spinal cord.
CST is a whole-body treatment technique developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM who scientifically researched and developed the system used today by many therapists. As clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics at Michigan State University he supervised a team of anatomists, physiologists, biophysicists and bioengineers in research and testing.
CST Therapists must be trained professionals. Our therapist is a certified Craniosacral Therapist with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, implementing CST into current practices.
CST uses a light touch to examine the nervous system and movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system.
CST relieves tension in the central nervous system promoting balance and integration to various systems of the body including the sympathetic & parasympathetic, endocrine, skeletal, and muscular systems.
CST also helps restrictions from connective tissue imbalances such as tight “fascia” (a membrane covering found throughout the body including organs, glands, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, brain, and spinal cord). These coverings form a body-wide connective network. When it is tight, the body is restricted in its ability to self-heal and rebalance.
CST is thought to improve efficiency of inherent self-regulation, self-correction, and self-healing. The therapy can be used successfully with children and adults.
What are some conditions Craniosacral Therapy (CST) help?
Chronic pain & headaches
Temporo-mandibular joint syndrome
Social awareness issues
General anxiety disorders
Emotional regulation issues
Low or high tone muscle function
Decreased coordination or motor planning skills
Difficulty with executive functions
What can be expected from a Craniosacral Therapy (CST) session?
CST can be integrated into almost any current treatment plan.
It is an adjunct therapy meant to facilitate the client’s achievement of current therapy goals.
The therapist uses gentle hand placements to assess the existence of possible disruptions and/or restrictions in the various systems. These light touches promote nervous system balance and fascial releases helping the muscles and organs naturally relieve stress and trauma encouraging a deep state of relaxation and healing.
Sessions are done on a mat or table in a quiet, distraction free low-lit environment with little sensory stimulation.
By normalizing the central nervous system and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, Craniosacral Therapy can alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions and contribute to a more balanced and integrated lifestyle.