Frequently asked questions
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams - about the weight of a nickel - practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Are there any contraindications for CranioSacral Therapy?
There are certain situations where application of CST would not be recommended. These include conditions where a variation and/or slight increase in intracranial pressure would cause instability. Acute aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage or other preexisting severe bleeding disorders are examples of conditions that could be affected by small intracranial pressure changes.
How many CranioSacral Therapy sessions will I need?
Response to CST varies from individual to individual and condition to condition. Your response is uniquely your own and can't be compared to anyone else's - even those cases that may appear to be similar to your own. The number of sessions needed varies widely - from just one up to three or more a week over the course of several weeks.
What is a CranioSacral Therapy session like?
Before the session begins, we will check in with your body and set an intention for your healing time. During the session, you will probably feel your body and mind relaxing into wellness. People experience deep relaxation, insights, releases, and a sense of peace. Some people even fall asleep.
At the end of your session, I will answer any questions you may have about what you experienced or what to expect after the treatment and give you my professional opinion about the best way to move forward in your treatment.
Do you Take insurance?
CranioSacral Therapy Fees:
For 1 hour session: $128.00
For 30 minute session: $68.00
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