What is Craniosacral Therapy? Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on treatment aimed to release tension, decrease pain, and improve overall body function and health. I will use gentle palpitation skills to release restrictions and tension in the fascia, muscles, bones, and organs of your body. Even though light touch is used, the focus is on deep tissue release for improved functions of the body as a whole system. Releasing this tension allows the body to relax and self-correct, letting the central nervous system and all systems interacting with the central nervous system to heal, relax, strengthen resistance to disease, and eliminate pain and stress.
How can it help me? By releasing restrictions in your body, you are allowing your body to self-heal and to create increased movements in the muscles, joints, bones, and organs. Movement is related to health, where restriction and stasis is related to disease. In addition, through treatment we are helping your body to relax and allowing your central nervous system to regenerate and renew. This improves your body’s ability to perform at its best, relieve pain, and to overcome illness and dysfunction.
Is this body work or energy work? Yes to both. When I work with your body I am releasing restrictions in the tissues, muscles, lymph, organs, blood, fascia, nerves, and cerebral spinal fluid. All of this is also part of your energetic body. It is hard to define where the body, mind, and spirit are all separate and are all together. When you work with one, you work with them all.
How many sessions will I need for my ________ problem? Every client is different and requires a different number of sessions for their varying needs. Some clients find that one session is enough for their specific needs, while others come for multiple sessions, yet others see me a few times a year because of how great it makes them feel overall. I would recommend at least 2-3 sessions to see how you feel or to see if you notice any improvements or decrease in your pain. The number of sessions needed might also depend on your exposure to trauma, stress, coping mechanisms, and length of time your body has been compensating and accommodating for your dysfunction. Depending on how you feel after 2-3 sessions we can decide to do more sessions if you feel it is appropriate. You are also welcome to ask me any question before, during, and after treatment as new thoughts, ideas, and questions arise.