Karen L. Jaeger P.T.
2701 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704
Generally using about 5 grams of pressure, or the weight of a nickel, the practitioner evaluates the body's craniosacral system. This system plays a vital role in maintaining the environment in which the central nervous system functions. It consists of the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord as well as the attached bones - including the skull, face, and mouth, which makes up the cranium. It also includes the tailbone area or the sacrum. It is easy to see that the craniosacral system has a powerful influence over a wide variety of bodily functions.
The CST practitioner helps the body release restrictions which it has been unable to overcome on its own and that inhibit the body's normal, self correcting tendencies. Rather than deciding how these changes should be made, the therapist follows clues from the body on how to proceed. When the therapist follows this gentle approach, the method is extremely safe and effective.