Craniosacral therapy (also called CST, also spelled Cranial Sacral bodywork or therapy) is an alternative medicine therapy used by many massage therapists, naturopaths, and chiropractors.
A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to “tune into the craniosacral rhythm”. Craniosacral therapists claim that this treatment modality has the ability to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
The results of craniosacral therapy remains controversial and is actively being researched. CST has been characterized by some as, ”pseudoscientific and as lacking a biologically plausible mechanism.” Do you or have you used Craniosacral Therapy in your practice? How would you evaluate its effectiveness?