Our resident physical therapist, Natja Richardson, explains what Craniosacral therapy is and how it can be utilized for a variety of physical issues, as well as being a great tool for stress management.
If you are interested in trying CranioSacral therapy for yourself, contact Natja for a free consultation. She can answer all of your questions about this unique treatment.
"Often when people ask me about what I do, they are completely unfamiliar with one of the modalities that I use and love. Clients love it because it is so soothing, comfortable and gentle. I love it because it is safe for almost anyone and it can be an effective treatment for many conditions. I am referring to CranioSacral Therapy (CST). There are many CST practitioners around, and yet most people really don’t know what it is or how it can benefit them.
What is CST? A manual therapy technique that releases restrictions and tensions in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve overall health and performance.
Over time our bodies have to compensate for stresses and strains we experience on a regular basis. These adaptive changes cause tissues to tighten and distort, even around the brain and spinal cord, part of the craniosacral system. These restrictions affect functioning of the central nervous system and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, also known as the body’s ‘third circulatory system’. If left untreated, over time these strains can eventually appear as disease in different areas of the body.
How does it work? A CST practitioner uses manual techniques to evaluate fascial patterns and transmit corrective forces through the fascial matrix, for a balancing effect. This modality relies on the body's powerful ability to self correct and rebalance.
I have worked with clients who benefit from CST for a range of conditions, including but not limited to, headaches, digestive problems, joint and muscular pain, inflammation and sleep problems."
by Natja Richardson PT