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Life has a process of moving our bodies out of homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body's powers to self-correct and heal itself. Getting accidents, landing on your head, getting hurt of falling off of a bicycle or any of the many other life traumas we experience all contribute to cellular damage.

The body keeps a perfect scorecard. The untreated injury continues to create problems in other areas as the body pays for the damage. Slow encroachment onto other tissues leads to such issues as Scoliosis, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Compartment Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder, low back pain, stiff necks, loss of range of motion, Trigger Points (knots), headaches, Migraines, and hormonal and organ dysfunctions. Damage stays caught in the body until help arrives. Several forms of bodywork assist the body in recovery.

Cranial Sacral Therapy is one such modality. Cranial Sacral Therapy, CST, is a mild manipulation of the soft and hard tissues of the body. Several different manipulations within CST releases stresses, constraints and tightness within the body.

CST employs tissue unwinding, pelvic releases, SI joint releases, the still point, neck releases and cranial suture releases.This ends in more range of motion decreased tightness within the tissues and return proper space between the several bones in the skull. Sufficient space between the cranial bones provides the proper flow and drainage of cranial sacral fluid, lymph and blood while assuring normal nerve conduction. Pinched nerves in the brain made by compression of cranial bones can and does influence the whole body including migraine headaches.

Sinus drainage can also develop up in the sinus cavities due to compressed facial and cranial bones which is one of the leading causes of sinus headaches. Cranial Sacral Therapy immediately impacts cranial spaces within the bones of the skull while decompression as it produces area and frees delicate impinged nerves. Restoring proper nerve conduction directly influences relief of headaches and migraines and muscle purpose for the body as a whole. Let's take a closer look at this articles.

CST is executed with the client fully clothed and lying on a massage counter. The CST therapist hears for the flow of cranial sacral fluid by palpating at the feet, thighs, hips, ribs, shoulders and head. When the cranial sacral fluid flows uninhibited from the skull to the tailbone and back, there is a rippling effect during the whole body. It is similar to throwing a stone into a pool, and the ripples are seen traversing out like a fan.

Once the therapist decides where the restraints are with an uneven, unstable rhythm, the first step is to do a tissue unwinding to release the tense fascia. Fascia is the membrane that covers the cells, muscles and organs. Fascia acts like a guy line to help hold the body straight. When it is too tight, it doesn't allow the precise flow of cranial fluid, body fluids, nerve conduction and muscle movement.The body appears tight and stiff. Tissue unwinding pursues the flow of cranial fluid with moderate light touch and works with this flow to release the tautness in these tissues. The therapist follows the restrictions completely the body. It is like receiving an internal massage.

Once the unwinding is performed, the therapist continues to unwind the neck and head. The client's head rests on the side of the therapist's hands forming a still point where the cranial sacral fluid ceases to flow. A height of 5 minutes is suggested. Once this step is complete, the neck and whole body are in such a deep state of relaxation, and it is easier to release the tautness in the occipital base, the lower back side of the skull.

Most of the back muscles attach to the center of the skull. The Occipital Base Release enters these tissues at this attachment site unwinding the muscles all the way down the back. The client's head rests pleasantly on the fingertips of the therapist until the tissues release, and the therapist can feel C1, the very best vertebrae. Tender tractioning of the skull towards the therapist creates more space between the tense and stressed vertebrae. Nerves retreat from the spine through the vertebrae on both sides. Creating space in tightly compressed vertebrae frees up the nerves for enhanced nerve conduction. This has an immediate result of muscle and organ function. Lastly, the therapist tractions the cranial bones.

The therapist smoothly uses only 5 grams of pressure, the weight of a nickel, and tractions each cranial bone impelling it back into its original position. When the cranial bones are decompressed away from each other with decent space, the cranial nerves are released to function usually. Space is returned in the cranial cavities such as sinus cavities so that sinuses can drain adequately releasing tension around the eyes. Cranial sacral fluid flows unimpaired entirely the brain and dural tube in the spine improving health and homeostasis.

Nerves are the body's communication method. When nerves impinge, the whole body is settled. Oxygen, blood, lymph, muscle and organ function are agreed. The body cannot reach homeostasis, its powers to heal itself, without support. Cranial Sacral Therapy gently pushes the body back to its precise anatomical position where fluids flow. Naturally, nerves transfer to cells uninhibited, and the mind, body and soul are restored.