CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral therapy (CST) is a light touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions 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.

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 nearly every other system in your body.

CST 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 you for strain patterns. Then they use distinctive light touch techniques to release any restrictions they find.

By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST has been shown to naturally reduce pain and stress, strengthen your resistance to disease and enhance your health and well-being.

And because it's so gentle, CST has been shown to be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.

  What can I expect at our visit?

When you arrive, we will gently hold your infant in our lap to treat them. Toddlers and children are encouraged to play on the floor with us as we treat and older children will use a massage table.

How long do appointments take?

      Appointments typically last:

*15-30 minutes for infants 0-5 yrs.

*30-60 minutes for children 6-14 yrs.

*30-60 minutes for children 12-18  yrs.

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infant craniosacral

prenatal craniosacral

Receiving CranioSacral Therapy during pregnancy is a gift to both the mother and her baby.

All of the amazing changes that take place in an expectant mother’s anatomy show the beautiful design of her body and how prepared her body is to conceive and nurture a baby.  

 

What to expect at a CranioSacral Therapy session.

Plan to wear comfortable clothing and either lay on a padded massage table supported by pillows or sit in a comfortable chair. Whatever is best for you at this stage of your pregnancy. Using a light touch, your therapist monitors your cerebral spinal fluid as it circulates throughout your central nervous system and that of your baby. Delicate hands-on techniques are then used to release any current and identifiable tensions that may be affecting you or your baby. 

 

Sessions typically last around an hour. Even a single session can help the mother-to-be and baby achieve priceless benefits. Additional sessions can extend and strengthen results. The therapist will develop a treatment plan with you that meets your needs and goals.

Family Seasons uses Upledger trained CranioSacral Therapists.

We are highly specialized in Pediatric care.
This page is specifically for any of you who are struggling with infants who have any of the following conditions and have heard that CranioSacral might be a good choice for complimentary care.

CranioSacral Therapy is regularly used to treat:

  • Infant weight loss

  • Tight jaw

  • Recessed chin

  • Stiff body

  • Unrest

  • Anxiety

  • Nervous feelings

  • Tongue tie

  • Lip tie

  • Feeding tool dependence

  • Injured maternal anatomy

  • Acute/chronic pain associated with feeding

  • Facial asymmetry

  • Severe cranial bone overlapping

  • Birth Trauma:

    • ​Related to vacuum or forceps delivery, breech deliver,

    • c-section, prolonged pushing stage or rapid delivery​

  • Plagiocephaly:

    • ​Flat spots on the head

  • Torticollis​:

    • ​Neck tightness limiting movement to one side or another.

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pediatric craniosacral

When children come to Family Seasons to be treated using CranioSacral Therapy, they are referred for a variety of reasons. 

Anxiety, difficult behavior, autism, ADHD, learning concerns, seizures, ear aches, structural concerns and sleep are among the most common.

 

CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to ease the tension patterns in children. This has been shown to help children feel more comfortable and aware of the world around them.

It helps the areas of the brain that process language and increases the ability to focus. 

How does it do this? 

Through gentle touch, the therapist begins monitoring the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around the central nervous system. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release restrictions in the child’s body and head, thus improving the function of the central nervous system. The sessions are often deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas where the therapist is working.

adult craniosacral

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch approach to therapy that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improve whole-body health.

 

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 that the craniosacral system— the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.

 

A typical CST session lasts either 60 or 90 minutes. You remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded massage table. 

 

What can you expect?

Your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your head and body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system.  By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of work fluid flow or tissue motion, your 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 your central nervous system.

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