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Craniosacral therapy training vs general chiropractic training
June 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center

You may have heard of craniosacral therapy and noticed that it often arises within the context of general chiropractic services. At Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center, our practitioners in Pleasanton, CA, benefit from craniosacral therapy training. If you want to know what sets this type of training apart, we’re here to explain more.

Many chiropractors undergo craniosacral therapy training

You may find it useful to see craniosacral therapy within the context of a chiropractor’s overall job. In fact, both chiropractors and osteopaths can engage in this training, with the aim of providing additional services to their clients.

At Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center, many of our chiropractors have also undergone craniosacral therapy training. We understand that not everyone who comes to our center requires manual spinal manipulation. As such, we use this type of training to complement our other chiropractic techniques, giving our patients an additional therapy to choose from to restore fluid movement.

Craniosacral therapy training doesn’t focus on spinal manipulation

As chiropractors, spinal manipulation is the cornerstone of our specialty. Although we may use other techniques, it’s the primary reason patients choose to use our services.

Craniosacral therapy training involves using alternative techniques to help our patients restore their movements. After completing their training, our chiropractors will use their hands to listen to your body in the same way that a psychotherapist may listen to their patient. They’ll then use gentle and fluid hand movements to encourage your muscles, joints, and supportive structures into a position that best suits their anatomy. It’s an excellent way to relieve ongoing tension that's had a negative effect on other areas of your health. For example, using their craniosacral therapy training, our chiropractors may gently relax the large muscles that support your head and neck, which then relieves tension headaches.

Like general chiropractic therapies, it’s suitable for most people

Thanks to its gentle approach, craniosacral therapy is suitable for most people. At Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we encourage patients from throughout the area to use it to relieve tension and poor posture that’s affecting other areas of their lives. One of the distinct advantages of this technique is that we don’t need to communicate with patients verbally for it to work. This is especially useful when we’re treating babies for conditions such as colic and poor sleep. Although infants may not understand the verbal instructions we’re giving them, we can use craniosacral therapy training to communicate physically and encourage lasting changes.

You may experience a heightened awareness of your symptoms after CST

Depending on the type of techniques your chiropractor uses, it isn’t unusual to experience immediate symptom relief. This is because they’re physically encouraging changes within your body, sometimes using rapid movements. In contrast, craniosacral therapy training teaches us to initiate gentler changes that begin to take effect over a short period of time. As a result, it isn’t unusual to experience a heightened awareness of your symptoms for the first two to three weeks following your treatment.

Although you’ll experience a heightened awareness of your symptoms, it’s important to recognize that this isn’t the same as witnessing a true exacerbation. Instead, because you’re more in tune with your body, you become more aware of what’s already there. As your body begins aligning with the techniques encouraged during your training, you’ll experience long-term symptom relief.

At Good Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we’re here to help you explore the benefits of CST further. To learn more about what we do or to arrange an appointment with one of our practitioners in Pleasanton, call 925-462-4698.