Craniosacral Therapy

For Women, Men and Babies!

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Restoring balance to the nervous system

Craniosacral Therapy helps your natural healing abilities.  

Old or new injuries, traumas, secondary discomfort and pain can release. 

Using light touch, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone, including babies, elderly, and those in acute pain.

      With Craniosacral Therapy, body, mind and spirit come into greater sync. 

When we are synchronized in our being, we experience greater health and well being.  

     My job?   I "listen" with my hands to feel what your body is communicating, and facilitate connection

with your inner wisdom to help you feel better. 

CST is especially helpful for

  • Back pain

  • Sinusitis

  • Sciatica

  • Birth trauma

  • Colic

  • Learning disabilities, ADD, hyperactivity and autism

  • Depression including postpartum depression

  • Digestive problems

  • Fall or injury

  • Insomnia

  • Menstrual pain, PMS

  •  Migraine

  • Pre & Post-operative issues

  • Pregnancy

  • PTSD

  • Stress related illnesses

  • Tinnitus 

  • TMJ (jaw) disorders

  • Trauma

  • Visual disturbances

  • Whiplash injuries

  • Releasing emotional trauma

  • Infertility

A gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system, this physiological system helps protect and assist the delicate tissues of our nervous system; such as the brain, spinal cord and fine nerve fibers. It is comprised of the bones of the head, spine, face and mouth as well as the fascia and more delicate membranes and fluids contained within.

 

This is a therapy which enhances the body’s own healing abilities. CST in its essence involves gentle manipulations as the therapist both tests for restrictions and “listens” to the quality of the craniosacral rhythm, which the body regulates and maintains in order to feed and nurture our delicate nervous tissues. The forces used are exceedingly light and relaxing. 

 

CST clears restrictions in the fascia tissues of the body. These are the soft tissue layers that are continuous throughout the whole body and envelop every organ, muscle and bone down to the individual cells. As a light, hands-on approach, CST harmonizes with the body's natural hydraulic forces and movements, thus encouraging and enhancing the body's inherent natural healing abilities. This gentle releasing of chronic tensions within the body can effect major changes in both physical and emotional well-being.

 

All events in life are perceived by the body through the sensory network of nerves going into the brain. These events include trauma of any nature; injury, physical or emotional trauma, or could be chemical or biological in nature. Everything the body experiences, is recorded in the tissue and may cause restrictions. These may then manifest as disease, dysfunction or poor healing, as the body’s own healing and self-corrective techniques are overwhelmed and therefore less efficient.

 

Craniosacral therapy enhances the function of the Autonomic Nervous System, which consists of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The body heals and repairs itself when the parasympathetic is dominant i.e. when we are most relaxed or asleep. The sympathetic nervous system, known as the “Fight or Flight” system is affected by the modern way of living and this can lead to undue stress. At worst this can be a chronic debilitating condition as we all know.

 

Relaxation has long been valued for its healing and restorative effects on the body and encouraging deep states of relaxation in the body is easily facilitated by Craniosacral therapy. The main center of the nervous system lie in the cranial and sacral regions and the gentle manipulations of CST modulate the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, optimizing the function of both. Craniosacral therapy requires no equipment, only the gentle hands and clear intention of the therapist. Everybody can avail themselves of its benefits, from babies to centenarians (and beyond).

Adult Craniosacral therapy - $100 a session

Infant Craniosacral therapy - $75 a session

Birth, no matter how beautiful or gentle on the baby, is still a traumatic event.

Craniosacral treatment can help to de-stress your babies nervous system so they are able to process the experience of birth and not hold that stress in and build on it the rest of their life
 

Add on's

Myofascial Release: Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

*Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.*

$100 to add on -
( $150 if purchased as a separate service or alone )

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