What is it?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on therapy that can release tension held deep in the body. It was developed by an Osteopathic Physician (John Upledger) who did years of clinical testing and research as a professor of biomechanics.
The touch used is very soft (often no more pressure than the weight of a nickel), and is targeted toward tissues of the head and spinal cord, down to the sacrum.
What is it used for?
CranioSacral Therapy is used to optimize the membranes and fluid that surround, protect, and nourish the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system). As the entire body is heavily influenced by the nervous system, this therapy can help to alleviate many conditions including, but not limited to:
- Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
What does it feel like?
People will typically feel very relaxed following a treatment. It resembles accessing a deeply meditative state. Often people will feel bodily sensations move around during treatment, as the treatment is helping to remove blockages in a gentle, yet profound way.
Many people see Dr. Wendling on a weekly or biweekly basis as part of their nurturing self-care regimen.
Is is covered by insurance?
No, CranioSacral Therapy is not recognized by insurance companies as a “medically necessary treatment”.
If interested in this service, I provide discounted cash packages.