Cranio Sacral Therapy


  • Cranio Sacral therapy (CST) is often used as a complementary therapy for a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, TMJ disorders, neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety and depression. It can also be helpful for people recovering from injury or surgery, or for people with postural or neurological conditions.

Cranio Sacral Therapy

Research on the effectiveness of CST is limited, but some studies suggest that it can be helpful for certain conditions. A 2016 meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials found that CST can help relieve pain and improve quality of life in people with chronic low back pain. A 2018 study of people with fibromyalgia found that CST leads to significant improvements in pain, sleep quality and overall quality of life. Other studies suggest that CST can help reduce anxiety and improve autonomic nervous system function.

Despite these promising results, some critics have raised concerns about the scientific plausibility of CST and the lack of evidence for its underlying mechanisms. They argue that any benefits may be due to placebo effects or the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.

CST is generally considered safe, non-invasive and with few side effects. However, as with any complementary therapy, it is important to consult a doctor before trying CST, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking medication.

One of the most important principles of CST is that the body has an innate ability to heal itself and that the role of the therapist is to facilitate and support this process. By working with the subtle rhythms and movements of the craniosacral system, CST aims to promote relaxation, reduce stress and tension, and support the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Although more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms and benefits of CST, many people have found it to be a helpful and restorative therapy for a variety of ailments.