CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (CST) is becoming a treatment of choice in areas of pain, rehabilitation and neurology. Also called CST, or cranial osteopathy, it is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique, developed by an American osteopathic physician almost one hundred years ago.

CST theory and practice is based on understanding the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones, which result in a rhythm of approximately six to twelve cycles per minute. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluctuations within the spinal cord and brain environment. The subtle movement extends outward to the entire body, in response to the fluid pressure changes around the Central Nervous System.

A therapist gently works with the whole body including the spine and the skull, and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia.

CST is thought to improve efficiency of biological processes through boosting inherent self-regulation, self-correction and self-healing. The therapy can be used successfully with children and adults.


CST is thought to relieve compression in the head, neck, and back. This can soothe pain and release both emotional and physical stress and tension. It’s also thought to help restore cranial mobility and ease or release restrictions of the head, neck, and nerves.

Cranial sacral therapy can be used for people of all ages. It may be part of your treatment for conditions like:
— migraines and headaches
— constipation
— irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
— disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia
— scoliosis
— sinus infections
— neck pain
— fibromyalgia
— recurrent ear infections or colic in infants
— trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash
— mood disorders like anxiety or depression
— difficult pregnancies

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment that may provide relief from a variety of symptoms including headaches, neck pain and side effects of cancer treatment among many others.


Dr. NATALIA PLOTKIN — health, beauty and longevity center.


Natalia Plotkin, L.Ac, Dipl. OM was awarded a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University. She is recognized by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, a considerable professional achievement. Natalia has treated at the Yo San University Clinic and Venice Family Clinic.

Acupuncture and ancient Chinese medicine can treat many concerns: from pain that started recently, to chronic diseases, insomnia, anxiety, depression, etc.