CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a bodywork technique that uses extremely light pressure (generally 5 grams or less) to relax tissues in the body and aid the effective circulation of spinal fluid through the brain and spinal cord.
It is not massage.
The theory of CST, as developed by the late Dr. John E. Upledger, D.O., is that the effective and efficient flow of that CS fluid nourishes the brain and spinal cord -- and the entire central nervous system -- and is essential to good health. He believed and taught that any restrictions on that flow, caused by a number of factors, including restrictions anywhere in the body's fascial network, can lead to disease, injury and poor health. Dr. Upledger also believed and taught that the bones of the skull were not totally fused, but in fact have minute flexibility, or "wiggle room" along the sutures of the skull. By subtly manipulating those bones, he believed that you could enhance or even correct the flow of the CS fluid.
CST is both a mechanical therapy (meaning that there is physical manipulation of tissues) as well as "energy" work.
CST has proven to help with migraines and other types of headaches, ADD/ADHD, Cervical Dystonia, orthopedic problems, TMJ dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue, PTSD, chronic neck and back pain, and provide a general sense of well-being for Parkinson's Disease patients.
My experience has been that it has proven helpful with clients with Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, general relaxation and increased feelings of well-being and calms the central nervous system.
Because I am a new practitioner of CST and still learning, I am offering this relaxing therapy at a discounted price of $60 for a full-session. Sessions generally last from 45 minutes to just over an hour.