“The global community is softening with compassion nurtured through genuine, caring touch.” – Dr. John E. Upledger
CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch approach to therapeutic bodywork that can create dramatic improvements in your life. Often the force in CranioSacral Therapy is 5 grams or even less, making this an excellent modality for sensitive or overstressed systems.
CST helps release tensions deep in the tissue to relieve pain and physical dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Therapists place their hands over the area of the body that is most related to the source of the problem and are trained to feel and monitor changes in the body’s tissues. In the process of monitoring, therapists hands follow change in the client’s body as it occurs rather than making the decision to move a person’s body in any given direction. This is the principal difference between CST and most other therapeutic types of bodywork.
CranioSacral Therapy can include the release of emotional issues, as those can be very much a part of the disturbance in the body. I am trained to support the somato-emotional release process. Emotional release will arise as needed naturally. It is supported in a non-invasive and respectful way.
CranioSacral Therapy is done while the client remains fully clothed and resting comfortably.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for wide range of situations including:
- chronic fatigue
- headache and migraine
- chronic neck and back pain
- stress and tension related problems
- emotional difficulties
- learning and developmental disabilities
- fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders
- TMJ dysfunction, jaw and dental pain
- post-surgical recovery
- PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder
- Newborns and infants
CranioSacral Therapy can help children overcome congenital and acquired health challenges and prevent new ones from occurring. As the control center of the body, the central nervous system (CNS) influences every other major body system and function. By supporting the CNS and releasing restrictions throughout the body, CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to be effective at improving and maintaining a healthy immune system and because it’s so gentle, non-invasive and virtually risk-free, children of all ages can benefit from this essential therapy. I work with infants and with children ages 7 and up.