Craniosacral Therapy or CST is a gentle set of techniques and approaches that seek to ease the bones and nerves near the head, neck, and spinal column.

First introduced to the world by a renowned Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger, the therapy was then taken up by thousands of massage therapists around the world, due to its benefits and promising results.

To understand the therapy better, let’s answer some of the most asked questions regarding it.

How Does The Craniosacral Therapy Work?

Due to our busy routines, our bodies are exposed to external stressors every single day. These factors accumulate over time and manifest in the form of the tightening and stiffening of body tissues. This then leads to built-up tension and pain in areas that surround the neck, back, and spinal column.

Massage therapists use light-touch techniques to alleviate these stress points and release pain and knots from the bones and muscles in the affected areas around the skull, neck, and spine.

Experienced practitioners work by identifying the rhythms of individual craniosacral systems, their stress areas, tense areas, and put together suitable techniques and strategies to help get rid of the blockages and realign the flow of the craniosacral system.

Woman receiving a therapeutic massage to help with head, back, and neck related issues.

What Conditions Can This Therapy Help With?

Since its introduction in the 1970s, the therapy has been extensively studied and found to be useful in multiple areas. Some of the conditions it can help with include:

  • Concussions and brain injuries
  • Different types of headaches like cluster headaches and tension headaches
  • Chronic back, lower back and neck pain
  • Stress-related physiological symptoms

The innovative craniosacral therapy is still under research, and new uses and areas it can be turned to for help are being discovered. Versatile as it is, we can safely say that we’ve only barely scratched the surface with this treatment.

What Are Some Realistic Expectations For After The Session?

Every person will respond differently to the treatment. Some will experience a sleepy, relaxed state, while others may experience sudden surges of energy. Many of our clients have reported a decrease in the pain and tension in affected areas after a session, and many others have also expressed that they felt razor-sharp focus and smooth functionality after one.

If you’re looking to experience craniosacral therapy for yourself, you can book an appointment at our Edmonton chiropractic clinic facility by contacting our team here. Here are all the services that we offer.