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Craniosacral therapy (CST)

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A practitioner of craniosacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient’s spine and pelvis.

Practitioners believe that this manipulation regulates the flow of fluid. Some of the benefits are the release of abnormal myofascial restrictions and tensions in the body, release of abnormal restrictions in the head, easing of restrictions of nerves, optimizes cerebrospinal fluid movement through the central nervous system, and helps restore misaligned bones to their proper positions (assisting troubles with back, hips, shoulders, knees. Therefore it is beneficial for treating birth traumas and other prenatal challenges, infant latching and feeding difficulties, recurrent ear infections, facial asymmetries and eye motor problems, learning disabilities, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., gross and fine motor problems, developmental delays, autism, headaches, tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo, TMJ syndrome, stress disorders and insomnia, muscle and joint pain or injury, many neurological conditions and pain syndromes and more. Dr. Michelle Garieri has been treating patients with this method for years and can assess you to see if craniosacral therapy is right for you.