CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
is a gentle form of body therapy
that helps you heal yourself.
Growing from the roots of Osteopathy it addresses the body as a whole and honors the self-healing and self-regulatory mechanisms.
WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
The CranioSacral System of the body is a physiological system composed of the cerebrospinal fluid and membranes surrounding the brain and the spinal cord (the central nervous system), as well as the attached bones (cranium, face, vertebral column and pelvis), sutures and vessels.
Like the movement of the breath or the cardiac pulse, the motion of the cerebrospinal fluid can be felt anywhere on the body with a developed and trained touch. Restrictions are released from the core, and because structure and function of the body are interrelated, enhancing the performance of the nervous system consequently improves the overall health.
Using a light touch, CST helps release the imprint of physical, psychological and emotional stress, and helps to break long held compensatory patterns.
This non invasive approach is ideal for all ages and can address a wide range of conditions.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
CranioSacral Therapy is a unique experience.
Most people feel an immediate sense of deep relaxation and come out of a session feeling recentered and refreshed. The experience is different for each person, for each session and the response ranges from “I didn’t feel much” to “I feel much more balanced” to “It was very powerful”.
A vast majority of people feel better after being treated with CST as it alleviates their pain (physical or emotional), decreases their stress and most often resolves the issue they came with at first.
Life, and the healing journey, is a very personal path.
I am here to assist you and help you clear out the pathways to your own self-healing process and ultimately help you reconnect and listen to your body.
The therapeutic work that we start together does not stop at the end of a session. We put a wheel in motion and the body continues to reorganize itself on a cellular level after the session.
For how long? It depends… It’s different for everybody, or every time.
What does it mean “to reorganize itself? Again it’s different for everybody. You could be feeling more energized, feeling more sensitive or just a need to rest. Your body releases stress patterns during the session, and it will continue processing, rearranging itself in a more harmonious way for however long it takes after.
CranioSacral therapy can help relieve:
– Stress and Tension Related Disorders
– Migraines and Headaches
– TMJ Syndrome
– Chronic Neck and Back Pain
– Chronic Fatigue
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Postnatal Depression
– Central Nervous System Disorder
– Other conditions
WHAT IS A SESSION LIKE?
A typical craniosacral therapy session lasts about one hour.
The patient is lying down on a massage table, fully clothed.
Using a light touch, the therapist will assess and treat the restricted areas found in the body.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL YOU NEED?
The treatment plan is unique for each person.
Some conditions might appear to be the same for some people, but the response to CranioSacral Therapy changes from one individual to another. Every treatment is individually customized.
!!! CONTRAINDICATIONS TO CST !!!
~ Acute brain hemorrhage or stroke.
~ Recent spinal tap or puncture in the Craniosacral system.
~ Recent fracture of skull bones, vertebral column or ribs.
~ Other conditions where a variation and/or slight increase in intracranial pressure would cause instability.
If you have any concerns about CST you should consult your physician prior to receiving a session.
I highly recommend Emma for her high quality work and her professionalism! A CranioSacral Therapy session with Emma is relaxing, and at the same time provides profound results! Not only do I notice a dramatic reduction in the symptoms i sought her help with, I also feel an increase in my energy level.
The CranioSacral Therapy session(s) with Emma were AMAZING. I have had several years of lower back tightness, stress in my neck and shoulders and with Emma's calming sessions she was able to get me all squared away. I feel more centered and no back pain or stress. It only took 3 sessions of about an hour and weeks later I am still feeling Fantastic. Thank you Emma for getting my mind, spine and body back on the same page.