Our CranioSacral Therapy
Is a gentle manual technique for corrective and preventative treatments reducing Migraines, TMJ, Sacrum and LB complaints to name only a few. Craniosacral therapy is offered in all of our manual treatment sessions and used as an assessment tool in our evaluations of pain complaints.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CST is described as a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. A therapist with years of building the skills of sensing body form restrictions can help educate the client in their own biofeedback relaxation response.
Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions to improve the functioning of the central nervous system and muscular skeletal balances.
CST is effective in many physical complaints of pain and dysfunction, including:
• Migraine Headaches
• Chronic Neck and Back Pain
• Motor-Coordination Impairments
• Central Nervous System Disorders
• Orthopedic Problems
• Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
• Chronic Fatigue
• Stress and Tension-Related Problems
• Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
• Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
• Post-Surgical Dysfunction
We are thrilled to eliminate chronic and acute pain complaints with CST and provide this preventive health therapy by complementing the body’s natural healing processes.
We also offer Somatic Emotional Release: a gentle technique of body awareness and conscious awareness of body patterns related to emotional holding. This awareness allows a natural process of releasing muscular tension and stress. Clients gain skills in stress reduction and muscle pattern control and responses.