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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle but effective way of working with the body using a light touch. It supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself as well as helping to reduce stress. It is suitable for everyone, from babies to the elderly.

Who can benefit from Craniosacral Therapy?

Cranial sacral therapy can be used for people of all ages. It is beneficial at helping to relieve stress and tension and can be part of your treatment for conditions like:
  • migraines and headaches
  • disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia
  • sinus infections
  • neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ
  • trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash
  • mood disorders like anxiety or depression

What to expect during Craniosacral Therapy?

When you arrive for your appointment, we will ask you about your symptoms and any pre-existing conditions that you have. You will typically remain fully clothed during the treatment, so wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. Your session will last about an hour, and you will likely begin by lying down on your back on the massage table.

The practitioner may begin at your head, feet, or near the middle of your body. Usingvery light pressure, the therapist will gently hold your feet, head, or sacrum to listen to their subtle rhythms.

If they detect it’s needed, they may gently press or reposition you to normalize the flow of the cerebrospinal fluids. They may use tissue-release methods while supporting one of your limbs.