From newborns to the elderly, and for all sorts of issues…
Because CST is in its essence about a way of connecting with another person, really, it is for anyone – there are practitioners who also work with animals (of varying sizes!). It is quite beautiful to treat newborns whose systems may have simply become a bit misaligned during their nine months’ ‘evolution’ or that sometimes challenging birth process, and the speed and efficiency with which they self correct is seemingly miraculous; it is also fantastic to work with older folk who want to keep their fascia and their functioning as top notch as possible. Used for maintenance of general health or regularly for more chronic problems, it is also something you can return to over long periods of time.
We have found over the years that there are many issues and problems that respond very well to the touch of CranioSacral Therapy. When changes can be made in the soft tissue structures housing the brain and spinal cord, in the rhythm that comes from the production of the fluid that surrounds the central nervous system and in the levels of tension held in any area, we have seen some, apparently miraculous, changes in people’s health and symptoms.
In their own words…
“I am 63 and have suffered from low back trouble since age 28. This compounded in the neck and shoulder area by helping my 30-year-old disabled son (who has a head injury from a car accident 10 years ago and is wheelchair bound) move around. About 4 years ago I heard about CST and began receiving treatment, initially every week. Through these treatments my mobility has improved so that I now see my therapist only every 5-6 weeks – and only then if I have overdone it!
“Given my own positive experience, my therapist, along with other colleagues, has also worked on my son over the last 3 years with quite exceptional results. Their treatment has triggered a sea change in his mobility, such that he can now use his right arm and hand. Poor circulation in his right leg has improved dramatically, as has his balance; he can now walk up to 100m with relatively little support. His general physical and mental wellbeing, confidence and speech have also improved greatly and continue to do so. In short, CST has transformed both our lives, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it, from specialists properly trained and accredited.”
‘Before the session, I had recently become concerned about an involuntary twitch that my nine month old had developed. My in-laws led me to believe it was Paranoid Parent Syndrome! But our therapist picked up on a shoulder injury from birth, which I had forgotten as I hadn’t noticed her reacting to her shoulder. After working on this area, that night she slept for 14hrs and her twitch, although not gone, is less often, less severe and more symmetrical. Also, she has been showing signs of rolling over for about a month now but on the side of the injured shoulder, gets so far then rolls back again. On Tuesday, after a further CST session, she managed to roll over for the first time and now does it regularly both ways.’
‘My headaches have really improved in the last three sessions since I had CST.’
'Since starting our sessions, I have not had any episodes of reflux, which had previously caused me a lot of discomfort. Plus, I feel that it is really helping me to explore things in a different way.'
'I had symphysis pubis dysfunction while I was pregnant with my second child and I was lucky enough to have weekly treatments from my colleagues. These kept me upright and moving. Many women with this end up on crutches by the late stages of pregnancy, and I am quite convinced by how bad it got on the occasions I couldn’t have session that, without the CST, I would have too.’
Interested in getting a treatment? Find a practitioner near you on our Therapists page, or if you want to find out a bit more about how this therapy developed, have a look at our brief History.