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. The same is also used to remove the compression from the back sacrum bone and the form the spinal column. For the purpose of removing the stress that arises as a result of compression, the CST usually involves the application of gentle pressure on the head, neck and the back area. There are other conditions that may be also treated through CST. The massage therapist or the chiropractors may undertake the process of CST. The osteopaths and the physical therapists are other specialists who may administer the CST treatment.
It is through the gentle manipulation of the bones found in the skull, spine, neck and the pelvic area that the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid is normalized. 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. CST may be may be part of an ongoing treatment. The CST therapist may also administer this therapy as a solo treatment. A number of conditions may be treated by CST may be numerous as indicated earlier. There are a number of benefits that one is likely to enjoy from the CST irrespective of the reasons for utilizing the treatment. However, the CST therapist will in most of the cases determine what is best for the patient.
Relieving of compression is one of the benefits that is usually attached to CST. This may be in the areas such as neck, back or the head. The pain in these parts of the body is soothed by relieving the compression. The same will also enable a person to release both the physical and the emotional stress. 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.
People of all ages may choose to utilize the CST. The CST may sometimes be effective only in some conditions. For example, one study indicated that CST may only be effective to the individuals who may be having severe migraines. One study suggested that this therapy will effectively work for children, infants or the toddlers. Other conditions that may treated with CST may include the mood disorders, depression, whiplash trauma and the difficulties related to pregnancies.