The term cranial sacral therapy, CST, refers to a type of bodywork that is usually done for the purpose of relieving compression of bones found in head. Another term that may be used to refer to CST is the craniosacral therapy. Apart from the head, the CST may also be applied for the purpose of removing the compression from the sacrum found in the human back and the spinal column. CST involves the application of gentle pressure on the head, neck or the back area so as to relieve the pain and the stress that is usually caused by compression. There are other conditions that may be also treated through CST. The process of CST may be undertaken by the chiropractors or the massage therapists. The physical therapists and osteopaths may also carry out the CST.
The flow of the cerebrospinal fluid is usually normalized by gently manipulating the bones in the skull, neck and the pelvic area. The blockages of the cerebral spinal fluid will in this case be eliminated leading to a normal flow. The body healing abilities will in this case be improved. As part of an ongoing treatment, CST may be incorporated. The CST therapist may also administer this therapy as a solo treatment. CST may be used to treat a number of conditions as earlier indicated. Irrespective of the reasons for utilizing the CST, one is likely to enjoy a number of benefits from this therapy. However, the CST therapist will in most of the cases determine what is best for the patient.
Among the benefits of CST is that it relieves one from compression. CST will in this case relieve the compression from the back, neck and the head. The pain in these parts of the body is soothed by relieving the compression. It is through the CST that the emotional stress and the physical stress are released from ones body. What may also be eliminated by CST is the tension that one may be having. More to that, CST is also believed to help in the restoration of the cranial mobility.
The administration of CST may be made to the to the people of all ages. The CST may sometimes be effective only in some conditions. A condition such as the severe migraines, as indicated by a particle example is a good example of such conditions where the CST may be having effective results. One study suggested that this therapy will effectively work for children, infants or the toddlers. The CST treatment will also treat other conditions which may include, for example, pregnancy related difficulties, whiplash trauma, depression, mood disorders and other related conditions.