Integrated Healing

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle manual therapy that uses light touch to relieve pain, stress, and discomfort.

A CranioSacral therapist uses the careful placement of hands to locate restrictions in the CranioSacral system and assist the body in releasing those blockages, encouraging the body’s natural ability to repair injury and heal physical and emotional trauma.

The CranioSacral system is a physiological system composed of the brain, the spinal cord, the dural tube around the spinal cord, and the surrounding fluid and membranes. It extends from the cranium (your head, including your face and mouth) to your sacrum (tailbone) and connects to your central nervous system. The CranioSacral system has a direct influence over every cell, organ, tissue and system in the body, including nervous, endocrine, skeletal, muscular and immune systems.

A typical CST session lasts about an hour, with one therapist and one client. The client remains clothed while lying on a comfortable massage table. It is a powerful, natural, nurturing approach to wellness suitable for people of all ages.

craniosacral therapy with a service dog | Association for Integrated Healing

Complementary Treatments


Many who suffer from trauma and chronic pain can benefit from CST and other complementary healing modalities. We call this Integrated Healing.

Recipients of scholarships through AIH have access to the following treatment options in conjunction with CST, when appropriate.


  • SomatoEmotional Release (SER)
  • Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue
  • Clinical Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Reflexology
  • Counseling Services
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Vibrational Therapy
  • Birthing Trauma Treatment for moms and babies
team approach to craniosacral therapy | Association for Integrated Healing

AIH hires Balanced Being, Inc. and other alternative and complementary medical treatment providers to facilitate Integrated Healing Programs.

Other Ways to Give

Call our office at 360-634-HEAL (4325)


Mail a check made out to AIH to:

221 Kenyon St NW
Suite 104
Olympia, WA 98502