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Chiropractic Cranial Work (CST)

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment that may provide relief from a variety of symptoms including headaches, neck pain and side effects of cancer treatment among many others.

CST uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity.

The focus of CST is a gentle placement of hands to assist the release of the body’s connective tissue, or “fascia.” Fascia (Latin word for “band”) is a covering found throughout the body including organs, glands, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, brain and spinal cord. This covering forms a body-wide connective network. CST is based on the idea that the body is interrelated at all levels.

Procedure

A CST session is similar to massage therapy, except you stay fully clothed.

The treatment session begins with a consultation with your trained therapist to identify troubled areas. Soft music and low lighting are often used to increase your state of relaxation.

The therapist uses gentle pressure techniques to assess the existence of possible disruptions and/or restrictions in your fascial system. Light touch and fascial release may help your muscles and organs naturally relieve stress, which improves function. Other patients often report feeling a sense of deep relaxation.

 

What are the advantages of CST?

There are a lot of benefits you can retrieve out of CST.

 

  • It reduces the knots in your muscle-building due to stress

  • It improves cognitive abilities

  • It provides pain relief and mitigates discomfort

  • It treats hearing disorders

  • It restores equilibrium

  • It strengthens the body's resistance to future diseases

Other factors to think about

CST can benefit almost everyone. With a few conditions, however, craniosacral therapy may not be appropriate and you’ll need to talk with your CST practitioner and physician.

Your session needs to wait if you have experienced any of the following and have NOT been released for treatment by your physician:

  • Recent concussion.

  • Cerebral swelling.

  • Structural defects in the cerebellum such as Arnold-Chiari malformation.

  • Brain aneurysm.

  • Traumatic brain injury.

  • Blood clots.

  • Any disorder that causes instability of cerebral fluid pressure, flow or build-up.

A cranial injury has the highest propensity of going south. It takes conscious efforts, a lot of patience, a thorough treatment strategy, and a stellar team of experts that have your back through the whole process.

FAQs

Who needs cranial chiropractic care?

  • ​People suffering from the following problems may want to consider booking a CST consultation:

  • Severe migraines and headaches

  • Scoliosis

  • Head trauma at birth due

  • Post-concussion syndrome

  • Sinus infections

  • Neck and back pains

  • Complicated pregnancies

  • Recurrent ear infections in infants

  • Trauma to the head (from whiplash)

  • Mood disorders, anxiety, depression

  • Difficulty in sleeping, disturbed sleep cycles, and insomnia

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

 

How much cranial chiropractic care do I need?

While a patient may get immediate relief from the pain, the duration of treatment and recovery largely depends on the severity of their injury. Our special exercises and techniques guarantee improvement. We strongly recommend booking regular sessions with your chiropractor and following the treatment plan carefully tailored just for you.

 

Is cranial adjustment safe for children?

Yes! CST is extremely safe to be performed on children and helps them improve their quality of life to a great extent. Head injuries suffered at birth or in childhood may cause a lot of cognitive damage, such as difficulty in speech, reading, and basic arithmetic, seizures, and pain. Cranial adjustment allows children to be free from such painful ordeals.

 

What should you expect during the session?

While the procedure induces different reactions from patients, here's what is generally experienced in a CST session:

  • deep relaxation

  • 'numbing' sensation

  • Falling asleep

  • Pulsations

Contact

With professional chiropractors guiding you every step of the way, special exercises, and an excellent mechanism for follow-ups, Falcon Health is the best place you can be that yields successful results. Book an appointment today!

01444 257555