CraniOSacral Therapy

How do I know if this is Right for me?

All the different modalities in alternative health care can be confusing and overwhelming, and it may feel difficult to pick the choice that is right for you.


You are in the right place and right hands, if you are:

  • curious about your body's messages and wisdom

  • ready to be a partner in your health and well-being

  • open to go through the layers of restrictions to reach optimal health, and if you

  • prefer a gentle approach that leads to long-lasting results

You always give my spirit such a lift and my body some much needed relaxation. I am dearly blessed to have found you, as you make my world a brighter place.
— Cindy Smith, Chilcoot, CA

I practice CranioSacral Therapy and this gentle but powerful modality can:

  • relieve tension in your body that may have come on slowly or fast due to traumatic events

  • help you let go of emotional memories in tissues and cells that are hindering you from complete healing if not addressed

  • help you connect your body, mind and heart so you can feel peaceful and calm

  • help you recover, refocus and succeed

I am deeply grateful. Since my last session I can walk without any pain in my ankle or back.
— Mariani Jones, Reno NV


How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?

CranioSacral Therapy is a very gentle, light-touch approach that releases tensions deep in the central nervous system so that every other system in the body can relax and self-correct.

Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system  the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.

Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.

Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. This clear fluid, that protects and nourishes the brain and spinal cord, flows with a particular rhythm that echoes via fascia throughout the body.

Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

For the first time in 9 years I woke up not clenching my jaw or neck and with what feels like ‘a little extra space’ in my neck now. Wow. Thank you so much!
— Adrienne Breland, Reno NV

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, including:

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Colic

  • Autism

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Infantile Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems

  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Dental Problems

  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

  • Helps pregnancy and childbirth be a healthy experience for mother and child

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.


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