Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
In a typical session, the client lies quietly, while the practitioner makes light contact at selected points around the head, torso, knees, and feet. This light contact consists of gentle finger pressure, with no bone manipulation or forceful thrusts such as those used in chiropractic work, bone-setting, or osteopathy.
The practitioner notes what he or she perceives at selected points on the body and in the Craniosacral system (the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord), as well as the client’s attitude and intentions. The goal of Craniosacral therapy is to help get rid of restrictions in this system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
What conditions can Craniosacral help?
- headaches & migraines
- sinus infection
- neck pain
- chronic fatigue
- trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash
- mood disorders like anxiety or depression
- disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia
- central nervous system disorders
- brain and spinal cord injuries
This treatment is scheduled as a “therapeutic massage” when booking.
Therapists offering Crainosacral: Sarah, Levi, or Marie.
30 minutes for $40
60 minutes for $80
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