Sunday, December 23, 2012

Keep Your Clothes On Relaxation

A Different Approach
by Beth Feudale - Certified Massage Therapist

You all know the amazing benefits therapeutic massage has on the body and the euphoria you feel at the end of a beautiful treatment. There really is no better way that I can think of to relieve stress while feeding the body and soul at the same time. What if I told you that you could still achieve the same level of relaxation and rejuvenation without even removing your clothes?
            Now that I have your attention I will let you in on the secret. This wonder is called CranioSacral Therapy. I know you are probably thinking “Cranio sacral what? Do I even have one of those,” and the answer is yes! CranioSacral Therapy or CST is a beautiful gentle approach in body work that is performed completely over your clothing. Like massage, CST boosts the immune system and enhances the body’s natural healing processes but its main focus is on the overall well-being and functioning of the physiological body system. This system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
 For this treatment the therapist uses no more than a nickels weight of pressure in a series of hand placements to facilitate the release of any restrictions within the body. Through the process the overall functioning of the central nervous system is being drastically improved while you are being transported into a completely relaxed alternate world. As a long-time practitioner I have seen the benefits of CST and I always recommend this treatment to those who suffer from chronic pain and illnesses.
So whether you are looking to try something new, treat chronic pain or maybe you just want to relax without taking your clothes off, CST would be a treasure of an addition to your bodywork routine.