Cranial Sacral Therapy


The Full form of CST is Cranial Sacral Therapy. CST is sometimes also referred to as Craniosacral Therapy. It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column. CST is noninvasive. It uses gentle pressure on the neck, back and head to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions. Many physical therapists, massage therapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors are able to perform CST. It can be the sole purpose for your appointment or a part of an already-scheduled treatment visit. Cranial Sacral Therapy can be used for people of all ages and may be a part of your treatment for conditions like: migraines and headaches, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia, scoliosis, sinus infections, neck pain, fibromyalgia, recurrent ear infections or colic in infants, TMJ, trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash, mood disorders like anxiety or depression, or difficult pregnancies. There’s evidence that Cranial Sacral Therapy can relieve stress and tension, though some research suggests that it may only be effective for infants, toddlers, and children.