What is CranioSacral Therapy (CST)?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle approach that releases tensions deep in the body and promoting a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University.
What Can Craniosacral Therapy help?
My specialty is helping women who feel overwhelmed with chronic pain and anxiety but I also work with people of all ages, including newborns, and treat things like:
- Headaches, Neck & Jaw Pain
- Hormone Imbalance & Infertility
- Pregnancy discomfort, and breech presentations
- Postpartum mood disorders & Breastfeeding
- Colic, Reflux, Torticollis
- Autism, ADHD, & Sensory Processing Disorder
How Does CST Work?
Throughout life, your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses their hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Techniques are then used to release restrictions and restore balance.
By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.
Clients remain fully clothed during the session.
How Many Sessions Will It Take?
Typically the longer you have had the symptoms, the more sessions it will take to resolve them, however, it is not unheard of to have a single session be all that is needed. In general, most people see me between 4-12 sessions to bring their bodies back into balance. After that, they may drop back in for a “tune-up” every once in a while.
After your initial session, we can see how your body responds, and then I can give you a personalized treatment plan with packages and programs available to meet your needs. My goal is to have you back out there living your life, not spending unnecessary hours on my table. I will never recommend more sessions than I truly feel will be beneficial for you to get the results that you want.