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Cranial Sacral Balancing: How Does It Work, and What Are Its Benefits?

Often called craniosacral therapy (CST), cranial sacral balancing is a healing practice that relieves compression in the bones of the head and the sacrum. It focuses on the connection between the cranium and the pelvis, and works to restore the flow of cranial sacral fluid.

CST applies mild pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression, making it a viable treatment for a variety of conditions. To learn more about cranial sacral balancing, keep reading!

What Is Cranial Sacral Balancing?

Cranial Sacral Balancing is a noninvasive hands-on treatment that can help with a number of problems like headaches, neck discomfort, and cancer treatment side effects, to name a few. It focuses on using gentle hand placement to help relax the body's connective tissue, or "fascia."

A key idea of CST is that it enhances the efficiency of biological processes by boosting inherent self-regulation, self-correction, and self-healing processes. Cranial sacral balancing can also be used for both children and adults.

How Does Cranial Sacral Balancing Work?

Since cranial sacral balancing works by focusing on the environment surrounding the brain and spinal cord, it enhances the body's natural ability to heal and self-correct. This allows it to effectively treat several conditions.

Practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues surrounding the central nervous system by using a very soft touch. This allows it to relieve acute as well as chronic pain. The objective is to release compression in specific areas so stress and pain can be alleviated. It can also help those recovering from sports injuries, surgeries, chronic arthritis, strokes, or neurological impairments.

In recent years, CST has become popular as a preventive health measure for its ability to strengthen resistance to disease, as well as its ability to address numerous conditions associated with pain and dysfunction.


What Conditions Can Cranial Sacral Balancing Treat?

Cranial Sacral Balancing improves the functioning of the nervous system, reduces pain, and improves mobility. This therapy can be used to treat several conditions, both physical and psychological. These include:

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • TMJ Syndrome

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Orthopedic Problems

Can Everyone Benefit from Cranial Sacral Balancing?

Most people can benefit from craniosacral therapy. However, you should first consult your CST practitioner and physician about this.

If you have experienced any of the following and have not been cleared for treatment by your physician, you should postpone your session:

  • Brain aneurysm

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Recent concussion

  • Cerebral swelling

  • Blood clots

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

At Universal Healing Arts in Cortlandt Manor, NY, we provide a wide range of services aimed at increasing energy, relieving pain, and restoring an optimal mind, body, and spirit network through holistic healing. Contact us today at (914) 737-4325 or visit our website so that we can help you attain a sense of relief and comfort.


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