CranioSacral Therapy (CST): Through patient and gentle touch, CST releases restrictions deep in the torso, increases mobility of the dural tube that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord, and corrects misalignments in the bones of the cranium. Light touch techniques are used to address conditions such as headaches, migraines, low back pain, shoulder pain, sinusitis, and TMJ dysfunction, among many others. CST restores the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and cleanses the body of toxins. It decreases hypertonicity of the sympathetic portion of the nervous system and is stress relief at its finest. Typically, restrictions are first addressed throughout the torso with myofascial techniques. The occiput is decompressed from the cervical spine and the sacrum from the lumbar spine. These two bones are then used to encourage better mobility in the dural tube that runs between them. From there the bones of the cranium are adjusted followed by mouth work to adjust the jaw and fascial bones. This work comprises the technical aspects of CST. For more on CST visit the Upledger Institute.