Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) works with the nervous system, the cranial bones, the connective tissue, and the membranes that line the skull and down the spinal cord. It is lighter-touch energetic work that touches the deeper core
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, Megan can help to release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, which in turn improves most other body functions.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Every part of the body has a natural motion it likes to do, and that motion can be felt everywhere on the body. CST uses light touch to assess how well a part is moving (or not), and that motion can help guide Megan as to what part of the body is most important to work on that day. This motion is created by the movement of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that cushions the brain and spinal cord inside the membrane layers of the meninges. The CSF brings in nutrients and flushes out metabolic waste products from the central nervous system and is vital to brain function, which in turn affects all other body processes. Even minor dysfunction in this system can create big changes; likewise small releases can bring about dramatic shifts in the whole body.
Traumatic events can get stuck in our tissues. Trauma is defined as anything that our body cannot easily move through in the moment it happens. Stress, overstimulation, injuries, emotions at a time of physical injuries, even our beliefs about our body can get stuck in our tissues and over time can create dysfunctional patterns. CST helps to unwind these patterns, at a digestible pace, and activate your body’s own natural healing abilities to create space and ease of movement.