Benefits of CranioSacral Therapy for All

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a manual therapy approach that uses very light touch to facilitate optimal brain function. CST can benefit a variety of diagnoses and conditions.

Autism Spectrum

  • Reduces sensory defensiveness and promotes engagement
  • Helps to detoxify the nervous system
  • Helps to reduce inflammation within the nervous system
  • Promotes a calm, alert state
  • Can be used to directly reduce gastro intestinal issues often seen in ASD
  • Promotes optimal sleep patterns
  • Supports and enhances all other interventions and treatment strategies being used


  • Reduces anxiety, OCD and other psychological symptoms associated with PANS/PANDAS
  • Reduces tissue restrictions that often occur after experiencing choking or gagging incidents
  • Promotes the body’s ability to “let go” of emotion associated with choking or gagging
  • Helps to “set the child up” for success with more formalized feeding interventions
  • Reduces inflammation in the brain
  • Promotes optimal sleep patterns


  • Promotes a calm/alert state needed for optimal focus and attention
  • Reduces sensory defensiveness, which is often present for people with ADD/ADHD
  • Reduces inflammation in the brain
  • Supports other therapeutic interventions by promoting an optimal environment in the brain


  • Promotes a calm, alert state
  • Increases awareness of deep breathing, essential for breaking the cycle of shallow breathing associated with anxiety/panic attacks
  • Reducing tissue restrictions to promote the release of emotional trauma(s) held in the body that interfere with healing
  • Improves sleep patterns that are often disrupted for people with anxiety/depression


  • Aids the healing process by reducing inflammation and removing toxins, broken up cells, etc. post injury
  • Quickly reduces symptoms associated with concussions – headaches, sensory sensitivity, confusion, and mood shifts
  • Prevents formation of scar tissue in the membranes within the skull post injury
  • Supports the body’s ability to “let go” of emotional trauma associated with the injury


  • Reduces frequency, intensity and duration of migraines/headaches
  • Often helps people to reduce and/or eliminate medications used to treat migraines
  • Reduces muscle tension that contributes to migraines associated with stress
  • Helps the body “flush” toxins associated with inflammation
  • Promotes the body’s ability to “let go” of emotional trauma that may be an underlying cause of the migraines

Acute and Chronic Back and Neck Pain

  • Facilitates release of soft tissue restrictions that contribute to the pain
  • Enhances effects of chiropractic adjustments by loosening soft tissues to allow the adjustment to occur more fully and last longer
  • Enhances effectiveness of exercise programs designed to strengthen core musculature
  • Helps the body “flush” toxins associated with inflammation
  • Promotes the body’s ability to “let go” of emotional contributors to the pain
  • Reduces anxiety and stress associated with chronic pain


  • Reduces tissue restrictions contributing to the condition
  • Facilitates the body’s ability to “reshape” the skull
  • Supports reshaping the skull when helmets are in use
  • Supports the infant’s ability to move restricted muscles/soft tissue to allow for strengthening of affected muscles 
  • Enhances effect of other therapeutic interventions (physical therapy, chiropractic, etc.)

Feeding Challenges

  • Loosens tissue restrictions that interfere with motor control needed for feeding (i.e.: tongue tie)
  • Helps to promote a calm, alert state needed for optimal success with eating
  • Reduces oral defensiveness associated with feeding challenges
  • Supports all other treatment strategies being used