Craniosacral Therapy Association of Australia

As a non-profit organisation, the CSTAA is dedicated to protecting the integrity of craniosacral therapy in Australia. It assists the public in finding qualified craniosacral therapists in Australia by providing recognition, registration, and referral services. See our website for a listing of practitioners in your area

Professional Organisation for Therapists

Servicing area

Adelaide, South Australia

Focus areas

Wellbeing Learning disabilities Disabilities Fatigue Spinal cord injuries Colic

About the CSTAA

The Craniosacral Therapy Association of Australia (CSTAA) is a non-profit professional association established for recognition, registration, and assisting the general public in finding certified Craniosacral Therapists in Australia.

The Association is dedicated to preserving the integrity of Craniosacral Therapy in Australia, creating a professional community, and maintaining the highest professional standards for practitioners, teachers, and students.

CSTAA Goals and Objectives

  • To maintain the integrity of the work about Craniosacral Therapy.
  • To create a sense of community through conferences, our website, networking, and newsletters.
  • To maintain high standards of professional conduct among practitioners, teachers, and students of Craniosacral Therapy.
  • To provide standards and a Code of Ethics applicable to educators, teachers, and practitioners.
  • To build a solid and stable infrastructure.
  • Develop a membership benefits package that includes a referral service, a membership directory, and education development programs, including conferences and CPEs.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is an integrative therapy that works with the body's structure, physiology, mind, and spirit. 

It is a hands-on healing technique in which therapists mobilise and release the soft tissues of the head (cranium), the spine (the sacral area) and the pelvis. 

Treatment focuses on moving the cerebrospinal fluid, which is produced continuously in brain structures. As crucial to health and well-being as breathing or the heartbeat, spinal fluid movement is thought to create a vital body rhythm.

Craniosacral Therapy boosts general well-being, reduces stress, improves sleep, and increases energy by enhancing the nervous system. 

Craniosacral therapists may combine other therapies, like Polarity Therapy or Myofascial Release, into a session. When used in conjunction with Craniosacral Therapy, they enhance the healing process and effectiveness of the treatment. 

Typically, clients wear light clothing and lie on a massage table as the therapist works. This procedure lasts between 40 and 60 minutes.

Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle and profoundly relaxing procedure suitable for all ages, including infants and children.

It is effective for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Autism 
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colic
  • Digestive disorders
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Infantile disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Motor coordination impairments
  • Orthopaedic problems
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Scoliosis
  • Stress and tension related problems
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Temperomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)

Opening Hours

Our members have different opening hours and contacts on the website please email or contact the Registrar between 8-5 Monday - Friday for any further information 

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