CranioSacral Therapy. What is it?

CranioSacral Therapy in Vienna VACranioSacral Therapy (CST) is offered at The Health Improvement Center in Vienna, VA and is a gentle, hands-on method of detecting and releasing restrictions in the craniosacral system that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Correcting these imbalances can help alleviate a full range of sensory, motor or neurological dysfunction. This work encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to get rid of the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system.

CranioSacral Therapy is performed on a person fully clothed. Using a light touch – generally no more than the weight of a nickel – we monitor the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. We then use delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas to relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.

In addition to releasing restrictions to motion in the head and lower spine, CranioSacral Therapy helps resolve pain and heal dysfunctions throughout the body. It is done by sensing and modifying the rhythmic motion of the cerebrospinal fluid. It is a natural rhythm, just like the cardiac and respiratory rhythms.

CranioSacral Therapy is unlike almost anything you may have experienced before but you will benefit by having a nervous system free of restrictions and a body that’s able to perform at its greatest level of performance!

If you would like to learn more about CranioSacral Therapy, please call The Health Improvement Center today to schedule an evaluation, or request an appointment online.