2 min|Dr. Maya Kuczma

Conditions That May Benefit From Craniosacral Therapy


How It Works

The presence of a subtle rhythmic motion within the body was discovered over 100 years ago by an osteopathic physician, Dr. William Garner Sutherland. He discovered that the connections between the bones of our skull are malleable and that the motion of these bones affects the rhythmic motion of cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds and supports our brain and spinal cord.

When the body is injured or experiences trauma, the inertia of the cerebrospinal fluid is affected, creating dysfunctional patterns that can remain long after the instigating event. Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a hands-on treatment that aims to restore the natural rhythm of the body by focusing on cranial, spinal, and pelvic structures.

During a treatment, the practitioner uses their fingers to pick up on very subtle rhythm changes. Through gentle motion, CST encourages the body’s own self-healing capacity to release restrictions, re-establishing healthy cerebrospinal fluid and respiratory motion patterns. The work is non-invasive and relaxing.

What Conditions May Benefit From CST?

  • Migraine headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Stress-related tension and nervous system dysfunction
  • Immune disorders
  • Neurovascular conditions
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Post-surgical Dysfunction
  • Insomnia

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