Cranial Sacral Therapy

Sometimes called craniosacral therapy, cranial sacral therapy (CST) is a form of massage that focuses on the healthy flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) going from the skull (cranium/head), down the spine to the sacrum (pelvis/tailbone) and back up to the skull.

CST helps to release tension, ease pain and provide an overall improvement of health and well-being. This treatment is especially effective for managing pain and promoting relaxation.

At Body Balance Massage and Float in American Fork, Utah, our therapists use this and other treatment modalities to help clients deal with a variety of illnesses and chronic conditions, helping to restore the body’s normal function and self-healing abilities.

 

What Is Cranial Sacral Therapy?

Originally pioneered by an osteopathic physician, therapists use CST techniques to lightly manipulate the tissues and bones of the skull all the way down the back to the sacrum/pelvis.

Through the course of daily living, we encounter many physical and mental stressors that cause the body’s tissues to become tense. This tension places pressure on the spinal column and nerve endings, much of which is focused in and around our head and down the spine.

By lightly manipulating these tissues and bones, the therapist can release compressed areas to allow blood flow, nerve impulses and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to flow freely again. This, in turn, allows the body to function as it should and helps expedite healing.

Woman receiving Cranial Sacral Therapy

Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

Cranial sacral therapy provides a wealth of benefits, ranging from the release of tension to relief from chronic pain.

By relieving harmful pressure on the spine and nerves, CST restores mobility and provides relief from stress and anxiety. Clients report a reduction in headaches and improved sleep. This treatment can be beneficial after an injury or traumatic event such as a car accident.

You might also benefit from CST if you suffer from earaches, jaw problems such as TMJ, sinus infections or recurrent head colds. Some fibromyalgia patients also swear by CST as a way to help alleviate chronic pain and fatigue.

Cranial Sacral Therapy in Northern Utah

At Body Balance Massage and Float, our therapists are trained in the CST technique, allowing our clients to enjoy the many benefits of this therapeutic modality.

We tailor our treatment recommendations to your individual needs and goals. Our massage clinic offers a variety of treatments, including reflexology, cupping and float therapy, helping you overcome pain and other chronic conditions.

The experienced treatment professionals at our northern Utah massage clinic assist clients from throughout the Salt Lake City metro area, including Orem, Provo, Lehi and Pleasant Grove. We are dedicated to helping our clients overcome physical challenges as well as emotional disruptions such as anxiety and stress.

To learn more about our available treatments or to schedule your appointment for cranial sacral therapy, contact us today.