About Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a delicate and effective form of bodywork, balancing the fluids, tissues and structures throughout the body.  Craniosacral Therapy has a significant influence on the entire body because the Craniosacral System encloses the brain and spinal cord, making up the nervous and endocrine systems, thereby impacting whole body function.

Fluctuating fluids within the Craniosacral System create a palpable rhythm which can be felt throughout the entire body.   Areas with trauma or chronic tension relay dysfunctional movement patterns.  Correcting these dysfunctional movement patterns, by positional release and easing restrictions in and around the Craniosacral System, resolves pain and dis-ease in the body; ultimately enhancing the body’s innate healing process.

In addition, Somatic Emotional Release is an integral part of Craniosacral Thearpy.  All of our life’s experiences are held in our body.  It is often the case when chronic dysfunction is unable to resolve, the body has a deeper and unmet need.  This technique uses therapeutic dialogue, light touch and imagery to connect with the client’s nonconscious to release and find resolution to emotional and physical trauma in held in the body.

Once the body is able to express stored emotions and deliver deep insight to the conscious mind, habitual patterns of dysfunction are resolved.  No one knows better than the individual’s “Inner Physician” (this term was created by Dr. Upledger; founder of Craniosacral Therapy) what is needed for ultimate healing and resolution to dysfunction in their body.  Clients leave with a greater connection and gratitude for self and are amazed how chronic pain and dis-ease are resolved.

Cranioscaral Therapy is a supportive treatment for the following:

  • Chronic: pain, illness, fatigue
  • Jaw dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Learning difficulties
  • Depression, SAD
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Anxiety, PTSD
  • Emotional release
  • Deep relaxation & integration
  • Stress reduction
  • Sleep difficulties

What to Expect

Clients remain fully clothed and rest on a massage table for treatments.  I determine the treatment plan based on the verbal intake evaluation and feedback from the client’s body.  The most important aspect of this treatment is promoting stillness and delicately listening and following the tissue to encourage release.  I may spend anywhere for 5 to 15 minutes unwinding one area of the body.  This is a very deep and meditative treatment and clients often fall into a deep relaxation, know as Theta Brain-state.