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CranioSacral Therapy is great for headaches.

CST is great for headaches, especially long-term headaches that no longer respond well to other medical approaches. I work with the membranes around the spine and brain. Injuries can create tiny stuck areas in this membrane that pull on the surrounding membranes. That pulling is passed along until it reaches a weak spot that screams.

Tight shrink wrap can squish the brain or clamp down on blood flow deep in the brain. By finding stuck spots and teasing them apart, I can relieve the pulling and improve blood flow.

Or maybe your neck muscles have trigger points, which are tiny areas (the size of a lentil) that are tight and don’t let go. Blood vessels get to the brain by weaving between neck muscles. Tense neck muscles squeeze down on blood vessels, making it harder for blood to reach the brain or backing up the fluid flow from the brain to the body.

Or maybe some twisting reduces blood flow in the cavernous sinuses in your brain or in the glial (lymphatic) network in your brain. Brains need plumbers, too!

CST can help reduce headaches. And it’s very relaxing. You’ll snore. Extra points if you drool.

Published by Amy

If I were to sum up my life in one word, it would be: Unlikely. I started out in science during the Sputnik era when scientists were cool. Ended up in grad school (microbiology) thinking, "wait, this doesn't work for me." Did science and medical reporting for 8 years. Switched to science fiction when I was home with little kids. Sucked at it. Gave it up in 2005 and worked at a granite countertop company for 2 years, running a CNC machine in the back shop with the guys. Got tired of working in an unheated room in the winter while wearing lots of layers, and went to massage school. The classroom didn't have heat in the winter for several months and now half of us were naked as practice bodies. They fixed the heat. I graduated. Started taking craniosacral therapy trainings. Loved it. Now I've been doing it for 13 years. Still love it. I'm a CST-D now, which is the highest level of certification the Upledger Institute gives. Took me 8 years. I can wear the tiara now, but I'm still learning new things all the time.