CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle touch, not using more than five grams of pressure about the weight of a nickel. This very light touch is what sets it apart from regular massage or bodywork. Our bodies are interconnected and when one part is not functioning or moving correctly, it starts to influence the rest of our functions leading to pain and discomfort. CST can help upwind and release the bodies discomfort allowing space for the body to heal. Our bodies are self-healing mechanisms. The job of your craniosacral therapist is to allow the space for your body to unwind and self-heal.
What can CranioSacral Therapy Help?
There are very few reasons to not receive CranioSacral Therapy. One should not receive CranioSacral Therapy if they have had an acute stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, herniated medulla oblongata, recent skull fracture, or a cerebrospinal fluid leak. If you are curious as to whether CST might be right for you feel free to ask your practitioner or ask to speak
If you have any of these chronic conditions, then CranioSacral Therapy is a great option.
- Migraines and Headaches
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- TMJ Syndrome
- Sinus Issues
- Chronic Fatigue
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Recovery from Trauma
- Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
What can I expect from a session?
During a session of CranioSacral Therapy, you should remain clothed, comfortable loose clothing is recommended but not required. The table will be heated and a blanket will be provided if you are feeling chilled. The therapist will start to gently touch various parts of your body finding your bodies rhythm as the move from each position. Starting at the feet and working the way up to the head your therapist will carefully listen to your bodies needs gently relaxing your whole self. At times she may hold any given position for a length of time while the body unwinds. Sessions can last for up to ninety minutes and are an incredibly soothing experience focused on encouraging your body to heal, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.