What is craniosacral therapy?

Cranial Sacral Therapy(CST) also referred to as craniosacral therapy is a gentle treatment used to regulate spinal fluid movement, realign bones in the skull and spine as well as relax fascia and connective tissue throughout the body. The human head has several bones joined together by joints called synarthrodial joints. Due to injury, inflammation, motor vehicle accidents or trauma, one or more of these joints may be shifted causing issues in another area of your body. Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue found beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs. It gives the body strength, support and flexibility. Injuries often travel via the fascia to other areas in the body. CST can help alleviate the symptoms caused by misalignment and can also improve the regulation and flow of spinal fluid which helps promote your body’s natural healing capabilities.

How can Craniosacral Therapy (CST) help me?

Craniosacral therapy, available at Mountainview Health & Wellness, offers a holistic approach to improving or alleviating a diverse range of ailments. With regular treatments, individuals may experience relief from conditions such as anxiety, migraines, chronic pain, and TMJ dysfunction. Additionally, craniosacral therapy has been found beneficial in addressing issues like concussions, fibromyalgia, and sinus problems. This gentle yet effective therapy also shows promise in managing neurological disorders, traumatic injuries, and conditions like chronic fatigue and PTSD. By addressing imbalances in the craniosacral system, this therapy aims to promote overall wellness and restore the body’s natural ability to heal and thrive.

What to expect from cranial sacral therapy?

Our Physiotherapists trained in CST give you an assessment by tuning into the flow of spinal fluid in your body with their hands. They determine where there may be any restrictions and make gentle pressure adjustments to improve flow which can help your body heal naturally. Treatments are typically 30-60 minutes long.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) can include:

  • Reduction of stress and tension in the body.
  • Alleviation of headaches, including migraines.
  • Improvement in sleep quality and relaxation.
  • Relief from chronic pain, particularly in the neck and back.
  • Enhancement of immune function and overall well-being.
  • Reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Promotion of emotional balance and resilience.
  • Support for the body’s natural healing processes.
  • Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage.
  • Aid in the management of neurological conditions and trauma-related injuries.


Craniosacral Therapy (CST) offers a gentle yet powerful approach to restoring balance and promoting holistic well-being, facilitating deep relaxation and natural healing within the body.