Craniosacral Therapy

 CST naturally reduces pain and stress, strengthens resistance to disease and enhances health and well-being. Practitioner special trained in Upledger Institute

Craniosacral Therapy (CPT 97140)

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning system is comprised of the membranes and cerebro-spinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST naturally reduces pain and stress, strengthens resistance to disease and enhances health and well-being. Because it's so gentle, CST has proven effictive for all people of all ages. 

What conditions can CST help?

CranioSacral Therapy improves your body's ability to take better care of you. It has been shown to help a full spectrum of pain and dysfundction, including:

Is craniosacral therapy right for everyone?

CST can benefit almost everyone. With a few conditions, however, craniosacral therapy may not be appropriate and you’ll need to talk with your CST practitioner and physician.

Your session needs to wait if you have experienced any of the following and have NOT been released for treatment by your physician: 

What Can I Expect From a Session? 

A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes lace in a quiet, private setting. You remain fully clothes as you relax o a comfortable, padded table. Your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your head and body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system. By careflly listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, your practitioner can trace those areeas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas, and improve the form and function of your central nervous system. A CranioSacral Therapy session can last up to an hour or more. It can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to facilitate powerful changes. What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on. 

Why is CranioSacral Therapy so Important? 

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improve whole-body health and performance. Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system. And few body systems have more impact on yur central nervous system than the craniosacral system-the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord. You endure stresses and strains, and your body absorbs them. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten, and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in your body. CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-corrct. Using a gentle touch, starting with about the weight of a nickel, practitioners evaluate you for strain patterns. Then they use distinctive light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST has been shown to naturally reduce pain and stress, srengthen your resistance to disease and enhance your health and well-being. And because it's so gentle, CST has been shown to be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders. 

CranioSacral Therapy for Cancer Support Treatment 

CranioSacral Therapy is a whole-body approach that is intended to support the process and recovery from medical treatments CranioSacral Therapy has been reported by patients with cancer to help: Alleviate side effects from chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments. Decrease or eliminate nausea. Increase appetite to assist nutritional needs. Sense of taste and smell return to normal. Restore energy, vitality and strength. Eliminate swelling and stiffness after long periods of immobilization during radiation treatments. Strengthen the immune system, which may be compromised from the cancer treatments. Reduce chance of infections. Improve quality of life. Decrease Pain. CranioSacral Therapy has been reported to help pre- and Post-operative care by: Supporting and improving your body's healing abilities. Helping tissues by improving circulation and oxygenation. Managing and decreasing pain. Improving fluid flow to help speed recovery from effects of anesthesia. Helping to protect against inflammation and infections. 

CranioSacral Therapy for Autism Spectrum, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorders 

CST has been reported in research t help alleviate or diminish the following: Sleep disturbances;shallow breathing. Irritability, erratic, and repetitive behaviors. Sensory overload, tantrums, anxiety, and fight-flight. Head banging and other self-abusive mutilation. Self-stimulation behaviors-toe walking, hand flapping, and noise making. Aggression and intense sensory seeking. CST has been observed to improve the following functions: Normalize reactions to sensations. Achieve calmness and focus; readiness to learn and interact. Feel sensory feedback, so body and hands start doing more things. Communication abilities (verbal and nonverbal). Self cares: toileting, eating meals, and dressing. Quality of life, which also reduces family stress. 

CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy & Birthing 

CranioSacral Therapy strengthens the body's ability to take better care of itself. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including but not limited to: Chronic Neck, Back and Joint Pain. Headaches and Migraines. Morning Sickness. Stress and Tension-related Problems. Fatigue. Emotional Diffeiculties. Challenges with conception-'getting the house in order' to prepare for the baby. Many other conditions related to pregnancy and their effects on mother and child as the pregnancy develops.