What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy is a very gentle, light touch approach that releases tensions in the central nervous system so that every other system in the body can relax, self-correct, and free itself of pain and discomfort. A CranioSacral Therapist is a practitioner who has hundreds of hours or more of specialized continuing education and thousands of hours of experience using these specific techniques.
This video explains CST in more detail:
How will CranioSacral Therapy help me?
CranialSacral Therapy works to decrease and eliminate pain, allows your body to make postural and structural corrections, elevates and regulates mood, helps facilitate learning and cognition, aids sleep, and a lot of other things.
CST works on the central nervous system, switching it from from fight-or-flight mode to rest-and-digest mode. Rest-and-digest mode should be our normal default state, but usually isn’t. It’s often why people experience pain, anxiety, depression, and a host of other problems that can wreck every day life.
For people with stubborn, chronic pain that just won’t go away, low-level pain that is always just under the surface, or who have hit a plateau in the healing process, CST is a technique to seriously consider. It will give your body the chance to heal in a way no other therapy can, and it will allow us to make greater progress with the other techniques we’re using.
For people with anxiety, trouble sleeping, PTSD, and other similar or related issues, CST can change your life, and that is not exaggeration. There is no better therapy for helping soothe your central nervous system, get you out of fight-or-flight, and help you regain control of your body.
Will CranioSacral Therapy help me with what I have going on?
Yes! Because this treatment works on the central nervous system and enables the body’s ability to heal itself, this technique is indicated in a wide variety of treatments. To name a few, it’s effective for pain, stress, anxiety, sleep problems, trauma recovery, headaches/migraines, TMJ, mood and cognitive issues, structural and/or postural issues, numbness or tingling, fainting, fatigue, and whiplash.
What is a CranioSacral session like?
During a cranial session, if we’re only using cranial techniques, you stay fully dressed. It is a hands-on technique, so you will feel me touching your head, neck, torso, pelvis, legs, and feet.
The techniques are very still. Unlike a massage, where I would use gliding, moving strokes, cranial techniques involve holding a particular position for several minutes.
And the touch is very light pressure, so while the technique has a profound impact, the touch is very gentle. Quite often, patients relax so much they fall asleep.
Patients often experience sensations of relaxing or unwinding within their bodies. Pains shift and dissipate. Patients experience feelings of peacefulness, contentment, and balance.