What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch approach the will
create dramatic changes in your body and your life. It releases
tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction. Every day
you endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them.
Occasionally, you experience other traumas to your body, like falls,
sprains, car accidents, braces. These all add up and your body can only
handle so much tension. Eventually, the tissues begin to tighten and
potentially affect the brain, spinal cord and every other system in your
body. CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax
and self-correct. Using a gentle touch, practitioners evaluate your
internal environment. Light-touch techniques are then used to release
any restriction that they find.
At Everyday Miracles, Susan practices Upledger CranioSacral Therapy.
We work with babies, children of all ages and adults.
CST is frequently recommended for adults to relieve stress. It is a very gentle and blissful experience for most people. It is also very effective for the following conditions.
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Stress and Tension Disorders
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- TMJ Syndrome
Central Nervous System Disorders
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
What can I expect in a adult Session?
You will remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, warm,
padded table. Our rooms are quiet and peaceful. Your therapist begins
by evaluating the flow of your Cranio-sacral rhythm by using gentle
holds to the head and other parts of the body. By carefully "listening"
with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion,
your therapist will attempt to trace this to the original source of the
dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release the
problem area and improve the flow and balance of the cranio-sacral
What you will experience from your own session is highly individual.
Most people feel a deep sense of relaxation and drift into an alpha
state. You will probably notice that your whole body becomes more
relaxed and chronic pain dissipates. Some notice a warmth or gentle
pulsations moving through the body. Whatever your experience, all you
need to do is relax and allow your body to self-correct. CST can also be used for healing process of releasing emotions from the body. This process is called Somato-Emotional Release. SER is generally used to facilitate healing of old conditions or traumas. It can be a life changing event.
To Read more about CranioSacral Therapy, we recommend Dr. Upledger's books: