Craniosacral Therapist – How To Choose The Best?
In the recent years, an osteopathic manipulation technique called the Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is gaining increasing popularity as the technique of choice for restoring healthy balance in the body. A craniosacral therapist is a qualified practitioner who is licensed to perform the technique safely.
Other popular soft tissue Myofascial release techniques are used particularly for relieving stress in the myofascial tissue (connective tissue fibers connecting muscles). While this techniques are used to gently stretch and soften the connective tissue, another soft tissue technique called Neuromuscular therapy, emphasizes the role of brain, nerves and spine in the pain. This technique is used to relieve tension in the congested spots in the muscle tissue and stretch compressed nerves.
Biodynamic craniosacral therapy involves gentle manipulation of bones in the skull to restore balance and increase body’s natural healing response. A craniosacral therapist can show you a solution to variety of health conditions like aging, immune system imbalances, stiffness, pain, dryness, injuries and memory loss etc. Hence, it is vital to find the skilled practitioner who can make your visit convenient and useful.
It is always best to consider a therapist referred by word of mouth. To find out if the person is qualified, you can check for RCST (Registered Cranisoacral Therapist) after his/ her name. This signifies that the person is a registered member of a credited craniosacral association.
One the best ways to find a qualified craniosacral therapist near your place is to contact Craniosacral Therapy Association. There are three associations formed in America, UK and Australia. Their websites have registers of qualified therapists listing which is updated once a yea. These associations can also answer your questions about the treatment and can recommend the best in the field. Similar associations are probably formed in many countries. Hence, try the search engines for craniofacial associations for your country if you don‘t find many therapist listing in the above three associations‘ websites.
Individual approaches of the technique, can overlap, but can also be different, depending on the practitioner. Talk to different therapists and choose the person whose approach suits your needs the best.