Sedona Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) Massage
at Stillpoint...Living in Balance
What is the cranial sacral system?
The cranial sacral system is made up of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The cerebrospinal fluid is a fluid that circulates throughout the central nervous system. The cerebrospinal fluid runs through the dural tube, which is located between the brain and skull. The cerebrospinal fluid transports nutrients to structures within the nervous system and removes wastes from the spinal cord and the brain. It basically detoxifies the nervous system. It also acts as a shock absorber, protecting the brain and spinal cord from trauma from falls, blows, or movements that misalign the body.
The cranial sacral system extends from the cranium (bones of the skull, face and mouth) to the sacrum (tailbone area). A restriction or imbalance in this system may be the cause of a variety of neurological, sensory or motor disabilities. Some of the problems that may arise from an imbalance in this system could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor coordination impairments, and some learning disabilities.
What is Cranial Sacral (Craniosacral) Therapy (CST)?
Craniosacral Therapy is a healing modality that grew out of Osteopathy, the ancient art of bone setting. It dates back to 1970 when John Upledger, a doctor of osteopathy, first noticed rhythmic movement of the cranial sacral system during spinal surgery. CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system…the craniosacral system. Usually cranial sacral therapy is performed on a person fully clothed. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
How can Craniosacral Therapy (CST) help me?
Because cranial sacral therapy assists the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease. It is extremely effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction…some of which are:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
What can I expect during a cranial sacral massage session?
You will lie fully dressed face up (on your back) on a massage table…preferably in loose comfortable clothing. The CST session will last about an hour. Most people experience a sense of deep and profound relaxation. Cranial Sacral Therapy assists us in reminding us what a true state of relaxation feels like. Cranial sacral utilizes a very light touch, but it is extremely powerful. It's different from other traditional forms of bodywork such as deep tissue or Rolfing. The results can often be deeper, and this is achieved by the lighter touch. The innate wisdom of your body, your inner physician, is what guides the session - allowing your body to release and unwind as it needs, in order to heal. It feels like a reset button in your nervous system has been pushed.
Call today to schedule your healing Sedona massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy with Stillpoint. 928-301-0830
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