CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

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a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

What Is CranioSacral Therapy?

Dr. John performing CST on a recent mission trip to Bolivia
Dr. John performing CST on a recent mission trip to Bolivia

A natural rhythm is created in each of us by the ebb and flow of Cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord. A trained CST practitioner works with this rhythmic flow by applying gentle pressure on and around the head and neck. Headaches, earaches, blockages and sinus problems may be relieved by this therapy.

From 1975 to 1983, after extensive research and observations of cranial activity, physician John E. Upledger pioneered and developed CST.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.

CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CST is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions including migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, motor-coordination impairments, colic, autism, central nervous system disorders, orthopedic problems, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, chronic fatigue, and stress and tension-related problems.

LHF_3909aAbout Dr. John

Dr. John is a 1994 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and has completed advanced training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy Dr. John has a special interest in natural health, nutrition and fitness, spending well over 25 years training and body building. He is pleased to bring his expertise to the Crossroads Chiropractic community in the form of  CST, private health coaching and consultations.

 

 

 

 

CST At Crossroads

CST sessions typically last 60 to 90 minutes.

Initial consultation:

$125 (includes first session – approximately 60 minutes)

**$50 special for Crossroads Chiropractic practice members only

Follow up sessions:

60 minutes $90
90 minutes $125

Pre pay special for practice members only:  Buy 5 sessions, receive 6th free. Ask at the desk for details.

Ready to schedule? Call 224-4281 today to set up an appointment then download your intake forms here.

For more information, please visit Dr. John’s CST website.