Craniosacral Therapy is a profoundly healing, gentle, hands-on technique that enhances the body’s self-healing abilities. Operating as its own physiological system, the craniosacral system is essentially the ebb and flow of the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord as it’s produced and reabsorbed in a semi-closed hydraulic system. This creates a subtle rhythmic expansion and contraction of the body as it pulses, called craniosacral motion. It is absolutely intrinsic to our wellbeing — physical, emotional, mental and energetic.
As we go through life, beginning with birth, our bodies store “traumas” as restrictions in the fascia, dural membranes and other tissues. This limits its movement and therefore restricts skeletal movement in response to the flow. These stored traumas can be the result of repetitive use, emotional experiences, injury or even normal daily stressors of life. Craniosacral therapy (CST) facilitates the letting go of these held traumas in order to restore normal rhythm. Although it’s comprised of the central nervous system from skull to sacrum, it can be palpated and therefore treated at any joint.
When this system is functioning in a healthy way this can translate as health in the body, vitality and a feeling of positive connection and an openness to life. When we experience various types of stress or trauma, our system responds by constricting and cutting-off the natural flow of this system. Difficulty, pain, withdrawal and various forms of disease and dysfunction can take root and become stored in our bodies.
A practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy will assess and palpate this rhythm using very gentle touch in specific areas of the body, and release areas of constriction that are found, allowing them to unfurl and flow in a healthy way. This can happen quickly, or over time with consistent sessions, depending on your system and it’s specific needs. It is deeply affective for a wide-range of issues and concerns, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Emotional Difficulties and Emotional Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Autoimmune Disease
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
During these times of greater stress, chaos and disease in our world, it’s more important then ever that we release the trauma stored in our bodies. You can set-up an appointment to experience this truly incredible healing therapy. (1hr $90/1.5hrs $130)