Why You Need an Airdrie Craniosacral Therapist
What is Craniosacral Therapy (CST)?
CST is a gentle hands on technique that aims to target nearly every aspect of your central nervous systems performance.
The goal of treatment is to release soft tissue, mobilize restricted bones and target the nervous system. All of these components help restore function through out all systems of the body While the technique is very gentle, its effects can often be felt during or after the very first treatment.
This technique focuses on restoring function and creating movement of fascial restrictions around the body that may be impinging the craniosacral system and every other system it interacts with.
What is the Craniosacral System ?
The craniosacral system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
The premise of CST is that changes in cerebrospinal fluid volume causes a rhythmic movement of the skull (cranial) bones. Through palpation of the head therapists detect areas of dysfunction. Yes this movement is very subtle and no your skull is not like a bowling ball like you may have been told. Crazy!
What Should I Expect In An CST Treatment?
Craniosacral Therapy can be used as a preventative technique to improve overall whole body health and can also be used for a variety of ailments, diseases and dysfunctions.
Unlike some other techniques our therapists use, Craniosacral therapy is a very passive type of therapy. For the majority of the appointment you will be lying down on your back. Your therapist will use light touch around your neck, skull and facial features while you relax. We often have clients feeling so relaxed we might even hear a few snores!
What Conditions Can CST Treat?
- Headaches & Migraines
- Sleeping disorders & chronic fatigue
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Nerve dysfunctions
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Muscle, ligament, joint injuries
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain fog or issues concentrating
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Due to the gentle nature of the treatment, if done correctly by a licensed practitioner, you should have very minimal risks with treatment. You might feel a slight increase in symptoms such as headache, lightheadedness, etc. after your appointment but this should fade after 24 hours.
Reactions to treatment can vary. Some clients may feel relaxed and rejuvenated after their appointment while others may feel fatigued and a little dazed. Any increase in symptoms generally fade within 24 hours. Clients often describe the feeling after their appointment as feeling “different”. Your body is getting used to treatment that it may not used to so varied reactions of common.
Number of appointments can vary depending on the intended outcome. If the treatment is being used as a preventative technique you may want to come in once a month for tune ups. If it is being used for a current condition such as a concussion you will likely need 1-2 appointments a week and the total number of treatments will depend on your body’s reaction to treatment and overall healing time.
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