CranioSacral Therapy in North Oaks, Minnesota
The CranioSacral System
The membranes and fluid that surround protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord is known as the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system is one of the systems with the most impact on the central nervous system. The central nervous system includes the brain and spine which means that this system is one of the most influential systems in regards to the body’s ability to properly function.
The body works to compensate for the stresses that will all experience on a daily basis. This compensation can create changes that often cause tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. This can cause tension to form in and around the brain and spinal cord. This tension has a negative impact on the body because it is negatively affecting the healthy performance of the central nervous system. The central nervous system controls virtually the entire body so anything that negatively affects this system can potentially have a negative effect on the body.
Craniosacral therapy is capable of relieving tension issues in the central nervous system to allow the body to function at peak efficiency. Tension issues can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. A craniosacral therapy (CST) practitioner will use their hands to apply light pressure, about 5 grams (or the weight of a nickel), to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations on the body. This is to test the ease of motion and the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid that pulses around the brain and spinal cord. When restrictions in tissues that influence the craniosacral system are found the CST practitioner then uses soft touch techniques to release these restrictions and restore proper function to the craniosacral system.
Craniosacral Therapy is capable of relieving a wide variety of dysfunctions. These dysfunctions can include chronic pain, a sports injury, or even a stroke or neurological impairment. Craniosacral therapy can do this because it helps to normalize the environment around the spinal cord and the brain. A normalized environment allows the body to self correct which helps to relieve these dysfunctions in a safe and natural way while helping to prevent future re-occurrences.
Who Can Benefit From CranioSacral Therapy?
The fact is, nearly everyone can benefit from craniosacral therapy. This therapy is used as a preventative health measure but has also been proven to be effective on some perplexing cases that have tried other therapies without finding effective results. People suffering from head, neck, or back injuries have found CST to be especially helpful.
CST is a very safe approach for nearly everyone, including children and even infants that have experienced early stress such as birth trauma. CST uses an extremely light and gentle touch to release restrictions around the central nervous system. This light touch makes the therapy very safe and as it is releasing restrictions around the central nervous system it is very effective in treating pain and injuries as well as in preventing future problems such as learning disabilities and hyperactivity.