CST is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to mobilize muscle tissue and promote increased circulation in and around the spine. CST is a passive form of therapy and is performed with a patient statically laying in a hooklying or sidelying position. CST is performed as part of the physical therapy treatment and in conjunction with other skilled therapeutic techniques.
Benefits and uses
CST helps to relieve compression of the spine, including head, neck, and back. It restores craniocervical mobility and decreases restrictions of the head, neck, and sacrum. This can help to reduce pain and release both emotional and physical stress, tension, and help to boost immunity.