What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle manual therapy that helps to relieve pain, stress, and discomfort and allows healing to begin.
The positive effect of CranioSacral Therapy relies upon the client’s normal self-corrective processes contained within the Central Nervous System (CNS). The entire system is evaluated to improve conditions in which the brain and spinal cord must do their job. Since the system is a closed system, trauma to the lower end of the spine, such as falling on your “tailbone” can have effects within the brain. CranioSacral motion can be used to localize pathological problems throughout the body including muscular, inflammatory, adhesion, infection, trauma, surgery, vascular, visceral and somatic origins.
CranioSacral Therapy can Help with:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
- Emotional Difficulties
- Chronic Fatigue
- Orthopedic Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective Tissue Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Immune Disorders
What Does a Session Look Like?
A typical session will last approximately an hour, with one therapist and one client. During that time, a CranioSacral therapist will assess and assist the body in its own natural ability to repair injury, release physical and emotional trauma, and maintain optimum health. The client remains clothed while lying down on a comfortable massage table, and the therapist facilitates the body’s self-correction mechanism.
Our goal is to make our clients feel safe and supported in every session. We adhere to a code of professional conduct in order to create a warm and therapeutic atmosphere. We achieve this goal through:
Therapeutic Presence describes the therapist’s ability to be present with the client, physically, mentally, energetically and otherwise engaged in the clients therapeutic process. The therapist’s intent is to hold a grounded, neutral container to support the client’s process.
Neutrality describes the therapist’s ability to be a neutral witness, to hold space, and have no attachment to outcome. Therapeutic presence and neutrality provide a framework for effective therapy at the Association for Integrated Healing. It means the therapist will meet you where you are, wherever you are in your process and support you. The client’s experience is their lived truth – this is not open to interpretation. The therapist facilitates and supports the client's process of discovery.
Confidentiality and HIPAA
Our office follows all state and federal HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) laws and regulations. All conversations shared during a session as well as all chart notes and medical records will be kept in confidence.