Craniosacral Massage- Gentle Bodywork

One of the specialty therapeutic massage types is craniosacral massage.

 CranioSacral Massage Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, improve whole-body health and performance, and is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease.

The central nervous system, which is the brain and the spinal cord, controls the body’s ability to function properly. There are the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord, referred to as the craniosacral system. Everyday stresses and strains can cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions that impair the central nervous system and potentially every other system with which it interacts.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners can detect and release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system with a series of soft-touch holds along the spine and head. This normalizes the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhances the body’s ability to self-correct.

CranioSacral Massage Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

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