Craniosacral therapy is an extremely gentle, hands-on method of improving health and function. It helps the body relax into a very deep state allowing it to make internal adjustments and to heal. CST is useful for physical as well as mental and emotional conditions.
The patient lies fully clothed on the treatment table and the therapist (or in this case, the doctor) uses very light touch (think a cross between an extremely light massage and Reiki). Although there is an impact on bones, muscles, and soft tissues, CST really works primarily on the nervous system. Many symptoms and diseases are mediated by the nervous system, so CST can be a wonderful healing adjunct to almost any treatment protocol. It can be used for specific conditions, but also for simple relaxation and as preventive care.
What conditions are helped by CST?
The conditions treated by craniosacral therapy are almost limitless because the work involves listening to and working with your body’s inner wisdom. Here are some specific suggestions:
- autoimmune conditions
- chronic fatigue
- chronic musculoskeletal issues (including TMJ)
- diseases of the nervous system
Dr. Erika Enos, a registered Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Colorado, has many years of experience with practicing biodynamic craniosacral therapy and has recently started learning the Upledger techniques. Appointments can be booked here.