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perceives as invasive touch if too much force is used. A CST practitioner evaluates the tissues and uses hands-on techniques to release the restrictions. T body function because the system encloses and affects the environment of the brain and spinal cord, as well as the pituitary and pineal glands. For optimal function, the structures must be in balance. he CranioSacral system supports the central ner vous system, and an imbalance or dysfunction of the CranioSacral system can cause sensory, motor and or neurological disabilities. There are two parts of the autonomic central nervous system: the sympathetic system which is about “fight or flight,” and the parasympathetic which manages rest and digestion. CST balances an unbalanced autonomic nervous system by causing a profound relaxing effect to release accumulated stress, reduce pain, and self-correct to facilitate the healing process. h e C ra n i o S a c ra l s y s t e m , extending from the skull (the cranium) to the tailbone or sacrum has a powerful influence on total M embranes and cerebrospinal fluid surround, protect, nourish and cleanse the brain and spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord govern a wide variety of bodily functions, including the endocrine system. These soft tissues and fluid signicantly impact the central nervous system. Part of the CNS, fascia is the connective tissue that binds, connects, glides, supports and envelopes organs and muscles. Fascia is much like a bolt of spandex fabric that covers ALL structures of the body (every cell, organ, nerve, muscle and bone). rest of your body adjusts to a position where you can achieve balance, and maintain motion and function. Fascia is a whole-body, interconnecting material for mechanical and biochemical motion and exchange. Motion is necessary for good health. As an area of the body gains greater movement, the tissue, fluid and nerves make adjustments and return to their most balanced position. nother body rhythm (like breathing and heart rate), the CranioSacral system rhythm is found as bones and body tissues respond to pressure as the fluid rises and falls in the CranioSacral system. It is felt more as a wave than a pulse or beat, a bit like feeling a balloon being squeezed and released. This unique rhythm is used to detect restrictions in the tissue (or unbalanced motion) in different parts of the body to locate the origin of the problem rather than treating or chasing A T s a unit, anything that happens in one area of the body has the ability to impact every other part of the body. If you injure your foot, the A Sep/Oct 2012 Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Life 19