Ask a question or
book an appointment
Get in touch with the Elite Dental of Staten Island team and see how we can help transform your smile!
What CST aims to achieve
Elite Dental’s craniosacral therapy techniques provide a holistic awareness of the well-being of the dental patient. It is a relatively new form of treatment that aims to fight various conditions when mixed with complementary medicines.
In addition to enhanced dental care, CST offers the dental professional the potential to solve many instances of craniocervical pain and dysfunction, whilst also assisting with chronic pain.
The Effects of CST
The aim of CST is to bring the skeletal structure back into balance through the use of a light touch, creating general pressure. The massage therapists who perform craniosacral therapy work to influence the bones of the skull. This affects, in turn, the deeper layers of membranes and cerebrospinal fluids in the spinal canal, the brain, and the spinal cord itself.
A general principle of this work is that as the structure is normalized, function will follow. It aims to relieve compression in the bones of the head, the sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and in the spinal cord.
What can CST treat?
When mixed with other complementary therapies, craniosacral therapy can help treat a variety of conditions which include back pain, central nervous system disorders, chronic fatigue, concussions, fibromyalgia, migraines, neck pain, scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, stress and anxiety.
Relieving pain through Craniosacral Therapy
There are many ways people can see the benefits of craniosacral therapy if it is done correctly. It is thought to relieve compression in the head, neck, and back. This can soothe pain whilst also releasing both emotional and physical stress and tension. It’s also thought to help restore cranial mobility and ease or release restrictions of the head, neck, and nervous system.
Craniosacral Therapy Benefits
Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic and natural healing approach to various conditions, which has very limited side effects. It can reduce stress levels and anxiety, whilst also easing the chronic pain which comes with various conditions, as explained above.
Almost anyone can benefit from CST and there are very few side effects from the treatment.
Unfortunately, however, craniosacral therapy may not be suitable for people with certain conditions. Elite Dental’s team of craniosacral therapists can help you determine if you are or are not suited to the treatment.
These include people with recent concussions, cerebral swelling, brain aneurysm, structural defects in the cerebellum such as Arnold-Chiari malformation, a traumatic brain injury, blood clots and any disorder which causes instability of cerebral fluid pressure, flow or build up.
Generally, the treatment will take 45-60 minutes. This may, however, change based on your needs.
You can find a craniosacral therapist at Elite Dental, so please call us on (718) 370 1200. Alternatively, you can also swing by our dental office located in Staten Island, NY.