The Craniosacral System is considered a recently discovered physiological system. It is described as a semi-closed hydraulic system contained within a membrane which envelops the brain and spinal cord. The function of this system is the production, circulation and reabsorption of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF).
CST has its basis in osteopaths and chiropractors who investigated and teach cranial methods. Dr John Upledger led research into the craniosacral system, studies were conducted at Michigan State University. These studies proved that cranial bones indeed do not fuse and indeed cranial movement is possible. The study conducted found that the Dura Mater played a key role in cranial bone movement. Dr Upledger developed techniques for evaluating and treating cranial membranes.
Craniosacral therapy techniques engage the fascia which encompasses the whole body. The engaged fascia then moves to where it wants to be. Through Craniosacral therapy you are giving the body the nudge needed to correct itself and starting healing and repairing.
CST facilitates the body to rebalance itself. It is a whole body treatment through targeting specific areas in the body. CST affects any tissue at any level including but not limited to: bone, fascia, dura, muscles, tendons, ligaments, arteries, veins, nerves, blood, lymph, CSF.
Measurable, palpable and morphological tissue changes happen with CST