About CranioSacral Therapy

 

Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch, noninvasive, profound modality that accesses the Central Nervous System and our bodies ability to self-heal using the bones and cerebrospinal fluid of the whole body, focusing on face, head, spine, and sacrum. Extremely gentle manipulation of these areas can help relieve headaches, migraines, TMJ dysfunction, neck and back pain, concussions, and many other common problems that affect quality of life.  It is also shown to be effective in helping treat depression, PTSD, trauma, autism, mood disorders, insomnia, grief, and chakra imbalances.  It is considered safe and effective for all ages.  

 

CST can be used to treat:

- headaches and migraines

- TMJ dysfunction

- depression, trauma, PTSD

- stress and tension

- chronic pain

- vertigo and stroke

- concussion and TBI

- autism and ADD

- birth trauma

- childhood injuries

- auto accidents

What to Expect DuringYour CST Session

Sessions for CST only are performed clothed so you can arrive for your treatment dressed comfortably. We will do an intake and interview to talk about your health history, reasons for seeking CST, and your expectations of the session.  Then you will lie down face up on the massage table with a bolster under your knees. The goal is for you to feel warm and comfortable.Your therapist will then place her hands on your head and begin your treatment.

 

There are three phases:  assessing your body's CS rhythms, diaphragm releases, and soft manipulation of the bones of your sacrum, neck, and head. Other areas - likes knees or shoulders- are treated based on individual needs. At the end you will have time to "wake up" and debrief if needed. Sessions are usually about 90minutes.

 

CST can be integrated with massage, aromatherapy, or energy work.  Combined sessions usually feature a back-body or head, neck, back, and shoulder massage with CST during the second half of your appointment.  

From my friend Robyn Scherr at LivingintheBody.net...

About Lymphatic Cleanse

Lymphatic massage treats the vital system of vessels that removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products from the spaces between the cells and then filters and cleans them.   Massage helps this process by gently moving the lymph fluid through the body to be filtered by the lungs, liver and kidneys.  

Lymphatic massage is good for people who have swelling in their feet or ankles, post-surgical patients, people who have recently lost weight, athletes, or sufferers of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue.