We get plenty of questions about our massage services from inquisitive clients and we’re always happy to address them. But we noticed how intriguing the Craniosacral Therapy is to most individuals and thought about putting together a savvy FAQ list. So without further ado, here are some of your most commonly asked questions about our beloved Craniosacral massage!
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy or CST is a soft and gentle approach that helps the release of deep tensions from within the body. It involves a very hands-on technique to alleviate body pain, improve metabolic dysfunction and promote overall blood circulation. The focus is usually on the head, neck and spinal column area and the pressure used is very light, perhaps less than 5 grams. This type of massage is increasingly being used as a preventative measure to foster resistance on motor diseases and joint pain.
Why is the focus on the head, neck and back?
Your body is your home and it absorbs much of the stress, burden and effort you exude into the outside world. Within your body, the brain and spinal cord are the most important constituents that promote healthy physical activity.
Basically, the function of the central nervous system is influenced by numerous membranes and the craniosacral fluid that surrounds the brain and spine. The fluid and membranes are a means to nourish and protect your spinal cord and brain.
But with the stresses of everyday work, the craniosacral system wears down and your tissues begin to tighten. This creates strong tension bonds around the brain and spinal cord, which if left to fester can cause serious restrictions in movement. And if the central nervous system is not performing up to par, then the rest of your body is not going to be healthy either.
How does Craniosacral Therapy Work?
It’s all in the magic of touch. Our expert therapists are able to detect any restrictions or tensions within the craniosacral system and are able to fix them by using controlled hand movements.
The light but sustained pressure applied to various parts of the body allows the bodily fluids to pulsate near the brain and spinal column. Any restrictions in the fluid movement are then addressed with more complex touch forms.
What health conditions can Craniosacral Therapy address?
CST can deal with a variety of health conditions that include but are not limited to:
- Concussions and brain trauma
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck and back pain
- Stress and tension
- Brain and spinal cord wounds
- Learning disorders
- Orthopaedic issues
Well, that’s it for now. For further queries you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you soon. And as for craniosacral therapy, how about you experience the bliss for yourself? Book an appointment with us at our Edmonton studio by giving us a call at 780-757-3452.