What is CranioSacral Therapy All About?
You may have seen that our Saskatoon location is now open for appointments. Signe Bone is providing some new treatment techniques for Warman Physio, and one of those treatments is CranioSacral Therapy. We thought our clients would like to know what CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is all about!
The Basics – Where it started
CST was pioneered and developed by John E Upledger, an osteopathic physician from 1975-1983 with extensive scientific studies at the Michigan State University. Upledger was a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics at MSU.
What CST treatment involves
When coming in for an appointment you can expect to feel supported and cared for as the therapist will apply subtle movements on the spinal and cranial bones to bring the central nervous system into harmony. Signe will evaluate and address the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which can be restricted by trauma to the body (such as falls, accidents, infections and general nervous tension). By gently working with the spine, skull and sacrum, these restrictions for nerve passages are eased and movement of the CSF through the spinal cord can be optimized. A nervous system free of restrictions enables the body to return to its highest levels of performance. When attending an appointment for CST alone, the treatment can be provided with the client fully clothed. If CST is combined with more traditional massage techniques the client will dress-down appropriately for the treatment with instruction from the therapist. Treatments independently last on average 60 minutes.
What Types of issues can CranioSacral Therapy benefit?
There are a wide array of things that CST can be beneficial in treating including:
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic pain
- Central Nervous System Disorders (ie spasticity, seizures, hearing problems)
- Trouble sleeping
- Orthopedic problems
- Chronic fatigue
Special continuing education in CST can be done in order to specifically work with infants and children in addition to the adult populations.
Want to book in with Signe? You can choose the type of treatment you will receive when you book online!