A gentle approach to stress management and trauma recovery
"Emma is one of those rare individuals who truly listens and is able to translate what she hears into a plan of action for your better health. Her intuitive manner and magic hands have made changes in my body which I did not think were possible. Both she and her office create an atmosphere of positivity and joy." ~Carole
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything."
WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of manual therapy that uses a light touch to help release deep tension patterns in the body and encourage its self-healing process. CST comes from Osteopathy, a form of alternative medicine developed in the 1800's in the U.S. It is a non-invasive approach ideal for all ages and addresses a wide range of conditions.
- Lao Tzu
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 tension patterns.
“Emma is a natural healer and her energy is a perfect fit to the work she does. She is very intuitive and understands the body on a deep, feeling level which really allows me to let go and simply receive. I walk away from every session feeling more connected to my body and its ability to heal while also understanding what I can do to support the process of healing. The work is very powerful and Emma’s experience, wisdom and compassion allows a safe place for that power to unfold. She is amazing.” ~Christy
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.
WHAT CAN IT HELP?
Stress and Tension Related Disorders – Migraines and Headaches – TMJ Syndrome – Chronic Neck and Back Pain – Tinnitus – Chronic Fatigue – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Concussion – Depression – ADD/ADHD – 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 can't say enough about Emma she has changed my life! When I went to her I was 100% deaf in my left ear and had horrible tinnitus. I had this for 5 years. I went to Emma for about 9 months. Throughout that time all of the tinnitus was completely gone and I had significantly got a majority of my hearing back. I went for my ear and she really helped me however she helped me in for more ways! She became a friend who really took the time out to listen to me and taught me how to listen to my body. Now I am able to hear and understand my body to stop problems before they arise. I can't say enough about how amazing Emma is!" ~Gina
"Emma is an expert therapist with healing hands and an intuitive touch. She took the time to get to know our son and his rare genetic condition prior to treatment and created the perfect therapy plan. Thanks to Emma, our little boy was able to face a major orthopedic surgery with calm and strength. She continued to treat him post-op and we saw a marked difference in his pain management and recovery on the days she was there to treat him, often leaving him in a peaceful sleep. I am also convinced that her treatment also improved his sensory integration issues. Emma is kind, caring and professional and a great resource for any family or person in times of healing. It is so wonderful to have access to a non-invasive therapy that actually works in the hands of a great practitioner." ~Sandra
"I've suffered from chronic migraines since I was 10 years old. For years, I had migraines that would last weeks on end. I tried everything but I didn't realize relief until I met Emma. I've now been going to her regularly for over a year and I just can't speak highly enough of her expertise. Rather than getting a migraine almost daily, I now get about 2 a month and they are much shorter and less severe than the ones I had before! I would recommend anyone with migraines (or TMJ) to give her a try. What do you have to lose (other than maybe some excruciating pain)?" ~Jacqueline
"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." ~John
"I didn't know what to expect from my first experience with CranioSacral Therapy - I just knew that I was arriving sleep deprived and stressed out and sad and irritable. Emma was so calm in receiving my anxiety, explaining what she would be doing and allowing me to surrender entirely to the experience. I would have a hard time explaining exactly what she did - sometimes I couldn't feel her hands moving at all, sometimes I could feel the slightest, gentlest pressure or stretching - but the effects were undeniable. When the session was over I felt like my brain and body had been quieted. There was a stillness that was new - I didn't reach for my phone, or turn on the radio, or do any of the other thousand things we do to distract ourselves. When I got home, I told my husband I felt like I had had a massage without the parts of massage I don't like. I'm generally a skeptic, but I fully accept that Emma has magic hands and am unbothered by the fact that I can't explain it." ~Kate