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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment that releases long-held tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissue that surrounds the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Lisa has noticed, in the last two or three years, an increase in the number of light workers coming in for CST. Her theory is that the treatment helps bring them into a space where they can integrate the energetic upgrades they are bringing in. These can sometimes "fry" their electrics and as CST directly influences the nervous system they leave feeling much calmer, rested and more grounded.

What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?

* Migraines and Headaches
* Chronic Neck and Back Pain
* Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
* Motor-Coordination Impairments
* Chronic Fatigue
* Fibromyalgia
* TMJ Syndrome
* Scoliosis
* Central Nervous System Disorders
* Learning Disabilities
* ADD/ADHD
* Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
* Orthopedic Problems
* And Many Other Conditions

What to expect with CST

CST is administered to a fully clothed client.

Lisa will often use sound at the beginning and end of the session. She uses her "ding", as it is lovingly referred to, at the beginning of the session to bring her clients back into their bodies, calling back all the pieces of themselves they have scattered throughout their day. At the end of the session she uses the "ding" to cocoon clients in light, integrating the changes which have occurred while they were on the table.

This image shows the "ding", a quartz crystal pyramid which is tapped with a mallet to produce sound
The "ding" - a quartz pyramid which has multiple tones. This is a powerful piece of sacred geometry, sound and movement (the pyramid spins, expanding the sound effortlessly to surround the body)

While individual experiences may vary, relief is often instantaneous. Treatment starts at the feet and moves up the body in a sequence of holding points. Horizontal diaphragms are released at the pelvis, breathing diaphragm and at the top of the sternum, before moving to the head. Gentle pressure is applied to the sutures of the skull, encouraging them to move in the direction of ease.

Each session, while applied in a similar method, has a completely different effect and it is impossible to predict what you will feel. Other than relaxed. Like you've slept for a week.

Ultimately, there is a reduction in symptoms which may be instant or gradual.

The technique is a complementary therapy and works in conjunction with all therapies, or can be applied on its own.

Read my blog post about a client with chronic headaches here.

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