Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was developed in the 1970s by John Upledger. CST is a gentle and non-invasive therapy that involves your therapist listening or feeling the natural rhythms of your body, by placing their hands, very lightly on you or under you. Because it is totally non-invasive, it is a therapy that is suitable for everyone, including newborn babies.It is a common misconception that the ‘cranio’ part of the therapy’s title means that it is a therapy purely for the head or cranium. This is not the case. The ‘cranio’ refers to the top of the spine and the ‘sacral’ refers to the lower end of the spine or sacrum. Once you are aware of this fact, it becomes clear that CST can be applied to all parts of the body, in fact CST works with the whole person; body, mind and spirit.
CST may be used for acute physical problems such as aches and pains throughout the body, or for emotional problems, such as stress.
What happens during and after a typical CST session?
A typical session lasts between 60 and 75 minutes for adults and 45 minutes for children, and during your first session, we will have an in-depth discussion of your case history.
The receiver of the treatment will lie on their back, fully clothed on a treatment couch. If some reason this is not comfortable, sitting or lying on your side can be accommodated.
I may start at your feet or your head and using various evaluative techniques i will use the information gained to figure out where your body needs me to start.
Receiving CranioSacral Therapy tends to be very relaxing and positively pleasurable . Ignored or hidden problems are resolved as often as those for which help was initially sought.