What is Craniosacral Therapy? How it works?


Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch, gentle approach that releases tensions in the body to relieve any pain or dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

Craniosacral Therapy works with the Central Nervous System. All of the nerves in the body are connected and surrounded by a membrane. The brain, which is part of the nervous system, creates cerebral spinal fluid that permeates inside the membrane and lubricates the brain, the spinal cord, and all the nerves in the body. As the spinal fluid is formed and moved through the nervous system, it creates a a rhythm, not unlike the pulse but slower, called the Craniosacral Rhythm.

The therapist uses different techniques and listening stations to feel into and adjust the rhythm. Craniosacral Therapy is subtle yet powerful modality of healing for both psychological and physiological issues that can be effective for all ages – including children and newborns.

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Craniosacral Therapy – How it works

Craniosacral Therapy involves the use of extremely gentle touch and holding firstly to help the client to relax and reconnect with a sense of safety, calm and secondly to support the release of old patterns of tension and nervous system activation.

Craniosacral Therapists are trained to feel and sense rhythms expressed by the body on extremely subtle levels. These rhythmic motions are an expression of our life-force energy. The therapists learn to palpate and find areas of unresolved injury, tension or stress which are reflected in the body as disruptions, restrictions or lack of vitality in the movements of the spinal fluid/energy.

The clients life force is the driver of healing and wellbeing, and the therapist consciously connecting with this essential, healing force helps to initiate a natural process of healing and rebalancing.

Licensed clinical mental health counselor
Tisha Shull is a co-host of the popular IFS Podcast, IFS Talks. She has been a Program Assistant for IFS Level 1 and Level 2 trainings many times internationally. In her practice, Tisha has a special interest in combining IFS with Cranial Sacral Therapy as well as a Past Life Regression Therapy.

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