Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle bodywork modality that helps you release tension within the body, relieves pain, and improves your overall health.

The Craniosacral System encompasses your cranial bones, your spine, the protective sheathing around it, the cerebral spinal fluid which bathes and protects it, and your sacrum.

While our bodies most often find balance through our innate ability to maintain homeostasis, occasionally, our bodies become over-burdened by life’s stresses.

Have you ever noticed tension between your shoulder blades, in you neck, or even at the scalp? When these tissues tighten chronically or in response to trauma, it can impact the functioning of our craniosacral system, the central nervous system, and by extension, all the of the other systems in the body.

Using pressure just the weight of a nickle, CST invites the body to self-correct without forcing the body into discomfort. Using discreet techniques, CST will help your body to therapeutically relax into greater health.

Because it is gentle and non-invasive, CST is appopriate for most people. CST assists the body to let go of stress, promotes the immune system, and supports your body as it becomes healthier. CST can help to relieve an array of illnesses and dysfunctions. Some, but not all, include:

migraines

back and neck pain

stress

pain and tension disorders

brain injury

Fibromyalgia

TMJ dysfunction

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Emotional Overwhelm

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

 

During you Craniosacral session, you remain fully clothed as you relax on a massage table and are supported by bolsters for your greatest comfort. Your session will take place in a quiet, private room.

Your CST therapist will start the session by using her hands to listen to your body’s Craniosacral Rhythm– the pulse created by the cerebral spinal fluid as it is pumped up and down the spine. If the pulse is weakened or restricted anywhere along the spine, or in the cranium or sacrum, your CST therapist will help your body to release tensions in that area. A session is either 60 or 90 minutes. You can talk about your needs before the session begins.

Oftentimes, CST is integrated with other forms of bodywork to great effect. Still, what you will experience is unique and individual.

Enjoy your time and remember: relaxation is therapeutic!

 

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