by Linda Saary
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) balances and enhances the healthy functioning of the central nervous system. When your nervous system is well balanced and functioning optimally, you will naturally be more relaxed and your capacity to deal with everyday and holiday stresses will increase.
The cumulative mental effect of a stressed-out nervous system is a mind that will not shut up or stop thinking—especially thinking non-constructive or negative thoughts, obsessing about things or being very distracted and difficult to focus. All of this makes us less effective at even just taking care of everyday tasks in a relaxed and easy manner. Emotionally, we may feel out of control, overwhelmed, depressed or simply numb.
With a compassionate and neutral presence and a quiet, gentle, still touch, your CranioSacral therapist will first discern any restrictions or resistances in your nervous system and its subtle rhythms. Holding the awareness of those restrictions and tracking whatever changes are happening, the therapist allows them to subside naturally, on their own. The result is usually a very deep relaxation within which release and healing may occur.
CST is a method that can be applied as a stand-alone technique or in conjunction with conventional methods, i.e. medical treatments, medicines, surgery and therapy. Strengthen the health and balance of your central nervous system and see how it improves the quality of your relationships with friends and family. It may help to create a kinder, more fulfilling holiday season!
Broward CranioSacral Therapy is located inside Body and Soul Retreat, 953 N. University Dr., Coral Springs. For more information and to make an appointment, call 954-796-0005 and/or email [email protected]
by Linda Saary