Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for Migraine and Headaches
Though quite different in cause and symptoms, both migraines and headaches, when suffered regularly, can impinge badly on daily life.
There is much debate in medical circles about the cause of migraines, the symptoms of which can include vomiting and nausea and sensitivity to sound and light. Stress, along with certain foods and drinks can be identified as triggers in individuals, but others believe it is a hereditary condition that is neurovascular in origin and probably involves the trigeminal nerve, which is the largest of the cranial nerves responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing.
Headaches can have many causes, including stress and tension and whilst a headache can normally be eased with paracetamol or ibuprofen, a migraine is not so readily tamed, and when either or both occur regularly it is important to address the root cause of the condition rather than masking the pain with medication.
CST may help alleviate migraines and headaches by working on blockages and tension in the membranes of the skull and spinal column that surround the central nervous system. The gentle but effective repositioning involved in CST releases tension and blockage in areas of soft tissue that are impinging on nerve supply, improving nerve supply function, the flow of blood and lymphatic drainage.

Contact Details

Theresa Lindsay BSc, MAR, RCST
Birch Therapy Centre
Elms Avenue
CT11 9BW
Telephone: 01843 580 191
Mobile: 07957 666291