CranioSacral Therapy

kid_cranialsacral_therapy_Boise_Idaho_Lotus_Tree-RecoveredCranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system. And few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system – the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord. Every day you endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system and performance of nearly every other system in your body. CranioSacral Therapy releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch – starting with about the weight of a nickel – practitioners evaluate your internal environment. Then they use distinctive light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CranioSacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being. And because it’s so gentle, CranioSacral Therapy can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.

CranioSacral Therapy releases tensions deep in the body to improve whole-body health and performance. By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. It helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction including, but not limited to:

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

What to Expect from a Session:

A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes place in a quiet place. The therapist begins by gently touching various parts of the body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around the central nervous system. By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, the practitioner can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of the nervous system. Each person’s experience from their own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on.

~Information from the Upledger Institute