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Cranial Sacral Therapy – who can it help

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CST: Who can it help?

CST is treatment for the ‘inner cause’ as well as the outer manifestation of the condition. It is actually not about treating conditions, but rather helping the person in whom symptoms have arisen, regain connection with their inner health. This form of therapy is very useful in longstanding and difficult conditions and where there has been poor response to conventional techniques.

CST is suitable for acute or chronic conditions and can be used effectively on people of all ages, babies and children. The number of treatments required will depend on the ‘inner health’ of the patient and their body’s ability to change. The present pain may result from a lifetime’s distortion and compensations, which cannot be unravelled instantly. A baby (who can be treated from very young) may only require a few sessions whereas a child with Cerebral Palsy may benefit from ongoing treatment. An adult may respond in about 4-8 sessions, but longer in deep seated conditions.

Some conditions where craniosacral therapy is a suitable treatment approach

  • All back dysfunction
  • Asthma
  • Blood pressure
  • Digestive disorder
  • Incontinence
  • Infant disorder including colic, sleeping, feeding, speech, ear and behavioural problems
  • Migraine and headache
  • Neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Bells Palsy and Cerebral Palsy
  • Pain
  • Pregnancy care
  • Rehabilitation after trauma and accident
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Stress and panic disorders


There are very few contra-indications to the use of craniosacral therapy


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