What is CranioSacral Therapy? A CranioSacral therapy session involves the therapist gently placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to tune into CranioSacral system, which produces a very subtle rhythm, usually between 8-12 cycles per minute, depending on the person. This rhythm can be felt throughout the body. Using a touch generally no heavier than the weight of a five cent coin, skilled therapists can monitor this rhythm at key body points to pinpoint the source of an obstruction or stress. Once a source has been determined, they can assist the natural movement of the fluid and related soft tissue to help the body self-correct. This simple action is often all it takes to remove a restriction. Other times, CranioSacral Therapy may be combined with other complementary therapies to help restore the body to its optimum functioning level.

What are the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a very effective healing modality. It is particularly great for those that do not want a massage, but still need bodywork for whatever reason. Most clients find this method of healing deeply relaxing and comforting. In a CranioSacral session, a patient can remain fully clothed.

CranioSacral Therapy is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

CranioSacral for Children and Infants:

Children and infants can benefit greatly from CranioSacral therapy. Little people very easy to work with for the most part, as their bodies are generally more accepting of changes.

Treating children can be quite different then treating an adult. Every child is different in their response to CranioSacral Therapy.

45 minutes is about the maximum amount of time children can comfortably withstand. With very young children they will be happy to receive my touch if the adult present is happy with this situation. We sometimes begin the treatment by indirectly treating through the adult. This usually gives the child a deeper sense of security and they are then more open to the work.

Lastly, it is possible to do too much in a treatment. Going too far with young children can lead to over-stimulation and trigger a fight-or-flight response that is counter-productive. The therapist is attentive for “I have had enough!” signals when treating children.

CranioSacral for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum:

Pregnancy is one of those special times when a woman needs to take care of herself, and enjoy her changing body.

Pregnancy: CranioSacral Therapy can be beneficial in relieving some of those discomforts that can accompany pregnancy. Through-out pregnancy, a woman’s body is constantly undergoing changes. Some moms wonder if it is safe to have CranioSacral treatments at all stages of pregnancy. It is both safe and desirable as CranioSacral helps the body to adapt to the changes throughout the 40 weeks and it is desirable to get your body functioning at its best to support your growing baby.

CranioSacral can effectively help the following symptoms during pregnancy:

  • Heart-Burn
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Hip Pain/ discomfort
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Neck Pain
  • Swelling/ Edema
  • Slow Immune System

In addition, CranioSacral can help the pregnant woman’s body prepare for labor!

Post-Partum: Postpartum period can be both magical and difficult. Receiving a CranioSacral treatment after birth can help out a lot! It may help to heal your body of any birth-trauma, or after pains. It may also help prevent or minimize post-partum depression.

Also, working on a newborn is always a pleasure for me and can help the new person to adjust to life outside the womb, as well as release any birth trauma for them.

Please feel free to call us for additional information or to schedule an appointment! (406) 245-4944