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 help me?
With regular treatments at Mountainview Health & Wellness craniosacral therapy can improve or alleviate a wide variety of ailments such as:
- TMJ and hard palate dysfunctions
- Migraine headaches
- TinnitusSinus problems
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Nervous disorders
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
- Chronic fatigue
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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.
Call us today to learn more about CST or book an appointment
We accept insurance from most providers which includes:
Our practitioners are all licensed and registered
Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – BC (CAOT-BC)
BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK)
Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC)
BC Psychological Association (BCPA)
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)