A large part of what makes PAMT different than the typical massage provider is the breadth of services and modalities we offer. But how do you know which one is right for you? Let's take a look at one of our most popular modalities that can benefit everyone from newborns to adults.
Cranio Sacral Therapy, or CST, is a gentle yet powerful hands on approach developed by John Upledger. Using this technique, therapists are able to release restrictions in the soft tissue that surrounds the central nervous system. This may seem complicated however the goal is simple - to create normal mobility of the areas surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Restrictions in these areas can cause dysfunction in the body that often manifest in the form of headaches, neck and back pain, and even sinus related issues. Because CST is such a gentle technique it is an ideal modality for newborns and children as well as those in chronic pain and post surgical persons.
CST can also be used in conjunction with other modalities such as Cross Fiber Therapies or Myofascial Release. Using more than one modality in a singular session is common at PAMT and allows healing to take place on more than just a surface level. PAMT therapists have used Cranio Sacral Therapy to address a multitude of ailments such as headaches, neck and back pain,TMJ, Autism, Colic, ADD/ADHD, Allergies, Scoliosis and Fibromyalgia just to name a few.
CST is inherently relaxing and a great option for anyone looking to reduce stress, treat every day aches and pains or treat specific ailments. If you have any questions about CST, give us a call at our Nottingham office or visit https://www.upledger.com/therapies/index.php for more information.