I first experienced CST through a cranial osteopath who gave me a treatment very different to regular osteopathy (something which hadn’t worked well for me in the past). It was the contact with the cranium and sacrum which really had an impact, leaving me feeling more grounded and connected with myself.
This sense of connection with ourselves is what I really like about CST. In some ways the practitioner is what I call passively active; they are present to provide a space and a mirror for the patient’s system to see itself. It is a gentle way to catch up with ourselves and recalibrate. Everyone is different and CST practitioners all work in their own individual ways, but a common theme with my patients is that they feel more in their bodies after a treatment, leaving a calmer space to reflect on what is working in their lives and what isn’t. We live in a such a strain on the brain culture where the body often only gets attention when it’s expected to look good; mind & body need to feel connected and stillness is often a great way of achieving that. CST can be the perfect space and therapy to allow this process.