Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep within your body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch, generally no greater than five grams, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround your central nervous system. CST is very commonly used on infants as well to address a variety of conditions they may have been born with.
CST can benefit patients suffering from a variety of conditions, including ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, concussions and traumatic brain injuries, infant colic, latching challenges, torticollis, headaches, seizure disorders, generalized pain disorders, and more.
For infants, a cranial sacral therapist will have the mother lay down with the baby. The mother may also be asked to breast feed the infant during the therapy in order to keep the baby calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. During each session, your therapist will assess areas of fascial and muscular restriction. They will then proceed with the therapy starting at either your head or feet, applying very light pressure where they feel will be most beneficial to you based on your individual needs. Sessions are typically one hour long. Followups will be scheduled, usually once or twice a week, according to your therapist’s recommendations.