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What is CST? ....from a therapists' perspective

My clients often ask, what is CST? What does it stand for? What does it do? How does it do it? The questions keep on coming.

When I first began to answer the questions I made the mistake of using technical jargon; CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid), membranes, cranial bones, spinal column etc. The look on my clients faces was telling me that maybe I was coming at this from the wrong direction.

Let me try again.

CST - CranioSacral Therapy is the therapy that I practice. This therapy bridges both the bones in the head, ‘Cranio’, down the spine to the tail bone or sacrum, ‘Sacral’, hence CranioSacral. Both these parts have cerebrospinal fluid in common, pretty much the river using the bridge metaphor.

Everyone has a need to be able to feel as though they can relax and let the tensions of the day go but more often than not this can be difficult to achieve for many reasons; financial worries, family pressures, global problems, to name a few. Coming for a CranioSacral treatment can be the start of the process of relaxing and letting go as one of its aims is to restore communication between the body and mind, building a bridge between the two. But before this can happen it is important to allow the client to have the quiet space where this renewed communication can be started. A treatment will provide this quiet space, like laying a strong foundation upon which to build a strong and resilient bridge that will enable effective passage of information.

Many solutions to the easing of the tensions held within the body can be found by the clients themselves. It takes four things; an acceptance that help is needed, a willingness to accept help, a realisation that you (as the client) just may have your own answers but need help to get to them and a small step through the treatment room door.

Who is beyond the door to help with the bridge building? We both are.

For more information or to book a treatment call me, Fritz, on 07817 665662, email or visit

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