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Welcome to the Craniosacral Therapy Association of South Africa (CSTA-SA) This non-profit organisation serves you, the public, and its members, Cranosacral Therapy Therapists in Southern Africa and Mauritius. The mission of CSTA-SA is to preserve the integrity of Craniosacral Therapy in Southern Africa, create community, and maintain the highest professional standards for practitioners, teachers and students of Craniosacral Therapy. On this site you will learn more about Craniosacral Therapy, The South African Association, how to become a member if you are a CST Therapist, and how to locate a registered CST Therapist in your area.


What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle hands-on therapy which assists the body’s capacity for self-repair. It works directly on the central nervous system, helping every other system in the body to relax and self-regulate. You will usually lie on a treatment table while the therapist’s hands make a light contact. This gentle approach does not use manipulation.

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“Simon, you are so inspiring! I am going to put my anatomy books next to my bed for some light reading! Thank you for a brilliant course, Charmaine”

“It was a very valuable workshop, deepening our understanding of and sensitivity to structures and function of different systems in the body and our capacity to trust the body ‘s innate ability to heal” – Wendy Nell

“Simon’s knowledge and experience is so valuable as training ability and newfound resource for practitioners in Biodynamic CST. He has been involved in and part of the development of this new branch of CST. Simon has worked with the original masters and been part of the development of training material in this regard and he has a thorough working knowledge of the subject. His leadership during work shops and hands on training was also remarkable because it is part of his own. He has used the material in practice and teaching for long and often. Such a privilege to have attended” – Dr Attie Smit

“Learning and always expanding is a big part of being in this field of work. Simon’s workshop added another layer of understanding to the body system. Deepening into Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy added not only to my understanding and knowledge, but also into the my own healing process. Working with such a experienced tutor gave me hope and inspiration to grow my practice and spread CST even more. Thanks to everyone involved and I look forward to learning from Simon in the near future”. – Drickus Blom

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