When I treat a stressed person during CST, their system often feels as if it is bubbling or fizzing, as if something is preparing to implode. Sometimes the body starts to lightly shake as releases begin to happen, or sometimes the system and body tissues can feel quite frozen or contracted. Emotions may surface, or there can simply be a deep sense of relief and relaxation. As the treatment progresses the breath deepens, fluidity returns and there is a sense of expansion and peace.
When our bodies are constantly in 'flight or fight' mode, for example when we're anxious, working too hard or under any kind of pressure, our 'rest or digest' mode is compromised and our body can't carry out its normal functions properly, or heal. We can become tense, run down, disconnected and overwhelmed. CST works directly with nervous system to re-connect us to a state of calmness, clarity and renewed energy.