• Edina Palko, RCST

Chronic pain and anxiety relief with Craniosacral therapy

Woman having CST craniosacral treatment

So, you might ask, what on earth is Craniosacral therapy or CST, why haven’t you heard about it before and does it really help with chronic pain and anxiety?

Let me answer these questions quickly before going into further details.

What on earth is Craniosacral therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is a light touch, non-invasive therapy which enhances the body’s own ability to heal naturally. But don’t be fooled! This light touch is way more powerful than you might think!

The light touch improves the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, which is the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This in turn improves the function of the nervous system, releasing tension deep in the body, relieving pain and improving the overall health of the body on every level.

Why haven’t I heard of it before?

Craniosacral therapy originated from Cranial Osteopathy and was established by an osteopath called John Upledger in the 1970s in America. In the UK Craniosacral Therapy training began in 1986 in London by Thomas Attlee.