CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of treating the membranes and cerebral spinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. This treatment assists the self-corrective nature of the nervous system by freeing up tight structures thus leading to reduced pain and stress, strengthening immune system recovery, improving information movement through the nerve channels, and enhancing health and well-being. Because it’s so gentle, CST has been proven effective for people of all ages, for all kinds of problems affecting the nervous system.
A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takeS place in a quiet, peaceful setting. Parents are encouraged to bring toys and blankets to the session that the child will associate with comfort. The child remains clothed, and is treated on a padded table, chair or floor.
Parents stay in the therapy room and participate in the child’s session. They may lie on the table, sit close by or lie on the floor with the child, if that helps the child feel more secure.
Reactions to CST vary. Children may sleep through the session, while others may be alert, and even crawling around (toys come in handy to distract them and keep them stationary). Older children are usually confortable lying on the table and relaxing. CHildren may be silent or vocal, and sometimes may cry. The therapist works with the child to help them to feel secure and relaxed.
Even a single session can help your child achieve priceless benefits, from calmness and greater focus to better intgrated sensory facilities. Additional sessions can extend and strengthen these outcomes, which may help in creating a lifetime of good health for your child.
Chronic Ear Infections
ADD and ADHD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Connective Tissue Disorders
Sensory Processing Disorders
and much more
The science behind these conditions suggest some degree of body inflammation. The biological reasons for this inflammation are now coming to light. CST has been shown to treat the consequences of inflammation of the brain and nerves. This helps to soften and loosen tight body parts. CST has also been shown to calm the brain, which can assist with learning and self-control.
Irritibility, Erratic and Repetitive Behaviours
Intense Sensory Seeking
Normalize reactions to sensations
Achieve calmness and focus; readiness to learn and interact
Feel sensory feedback, so body and hands start doing more things
Communication abilities (verbal and nonverbal)
Quality of life for the child and family
Works with the biomedical approach toward recovery of symptoms
Helps reduce seizure activity
Promotes detox of the body
Assists in healing tissues and organs
Augments existing multidispline therapy programs
A majority of participants reported measurable changes begin to emerge within 1 to 5 sessions after beginning CST.
The top three areas evaluated change in behaviour following CST were general behaviour, sensory reactions, and social.
Participants also reported improvements in cognitive skills, communication, emotional stability, and biological functions.
“CranioSacral Therapy has an immediate calming effect on my child. He relaxes and lets go. He will often ask for a session if we have forgotten to make an appointment. Monthly sessions seem to work best now.”
“My daughter, who doesn’t like being touched, not only copes with, but seems to look forward to, going to her CST treatment. It makes her feel better.”
”CST madea dramatic difference in sensory defensiveness (improved), allowed better sleep, and has been a key therapy in helping my son. It has been a vital and necessary therapy...”