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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Investment $75 - $95


Craniosacral Therapy gently releases tensions held deep in your body and brings your central nervous system back into balance. With a special focus on the cranial area, the vertebra, and the sacrum, delicate movements improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid within the body's craniosacral system, restoring physical and physiological health. 

Treatment and assessment occur simultaneously. Many clients find this be be a very relaxing treatment, and some may fall asleep.

Craniosacral Therapy acknowledges the relationship between structure and function. When the body functions better it can easily manage pain, improve mobility and restore health.

 

PREGNANCY

Investment $75 - $95

Craniosacral Therapy during pregnancy provides time to relax and to connect with Baby, and help ensure your body is strong, flexible, and resilient. Gentle Craniosacral therapy aligns the spine and pelvis, reducing low back, hip, neck and pelvic girdle pain, and can provide more room for the baby to assume a proper position for birth. Prenatal care can begin at any stage in your pregnancy. Our treatments can help with body aches and pains, as well as visceral complaints such as nausea, fatigue, constipation, sciatica and swelling, so that you can feel better and enjoy your journey.

 

POST-PARTUM

Investment $75 - $95

Childbirth is physically and emotionally demanding on the mind and body. Whether you are recovering from pelvic floor tears, cesarean surgery, hemorrhoids, muscular pain, mastitis, insomnia, or postpartum depression, CST facilitates healing and helps to restore balance within the body. Postpartum treatments help alleviate the pain of childbirth and breastfeeding, aid in healing of cesarean scar tissue, improve integrity of core muscles, and encourage long-term wellness using your body’s natural abilities.

      We welcome you to bring your newborn appointment at our office. If your newborn is fussy or would like to nurse while you are on the table, we can continue in a side-lying position, allowing you to nurse or comfort your child. Newborns to babies three months of age typically do the best at the office - after three months they tend to need more attention, which may interfere with a focused healing atmosphere.

 

PEDIATRIC

Investment $75 - $95

A Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy session can minimize or eliminate the effects of traumatic births and help ensure good health for well babies. Ideally, all newborns should receive Craniosacral evaluations and treatments as soon as possible after birth. Children should continue to receive pediatric CST periodically throughout childhood as they grow and develop.
During the birth process, the baby’s head molds to fit through the mother’s pelvis. It is normal for the cranial bones to overlap each other. After birth, these and other accommodations in the baby’s skull should not persist. If proper self-correction does not occur, this can interfere with cranial nerve function leading to colic, breathing impairments, difficulty swallowing or latching, digestive or sensory-motor impairments and more. Craniosacral Therapy can be especially helpful in relieving injuries sustained during prolonged, traumatic, or cesarean births, and babies who have difficulties with:
Colic and associated discomfort
Teething, Tongue-Tie
Reflux,  digestive or elimination difficulties
Breastfeeding problems and difficult latching
Also:
Babies who favor turning their heads to one side
Babies who favor one breast or position for nursing
Babies who have sensory or mobility issues
Babies who hate tummy time

 

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?

Craniosacral Therapy, or cranial osteopathy, is the delicate palpation of the Craniosacral Rhythm to evaluate for restrictions in the body, and facilitate release via the body’s self-correcting mechanism. The Craniosacral System provides the carefully controlled environment required for the Central Nervous System to function efficiently and effectively.

The Craniosacral Rhythm, also known as the cranial rhythmic impulse, refers to the sensation of flexion and extension in response to the reciprocal tension membrane and fluctuations of the Cerebrospinal Fluid (normally 8-14 times per minute.)

The Craniosacral System influences the inherent motility of the brain and spinal cord, fluctuations of the cerebrospinal fluid, mobility of the intracranial and intraspinal membranes, articular mobility of the cranial bones, and mobility of the sacrum and hips. Cerebrospinal Fluid circulates within a semi-closed  hydraulic system, flowing between the cells of the brain and spinal cord, and filling the spaces between cells to carry out its essential functions, and maintain a state of equilibrium.

HOW DOES CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY HELP?

Many systems are positively impacted by Craniosacral Therapy, which primarily facilitates processes that enhance the body's innate abilities for natural healing. Enhancing the mobility of the craniosacral system improves the circulation of both blood and CSF to the brain, spinal cord, pituitary gland, pineal gland and the cranial nerve systems, among other things, such as:  autonomic control systems; visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory sensory systems; motor and motor coordination systems; endocrine system; and the immune system. Less directly, it seems to affect all other body systems; therefore, it is exceptionally useful for most chronic conditions and as a preventive measure. 

Most often, CST is used to treat common conditions such as:  Ear Infections and Sinus Problems, Chronic Pain, Joint Stiffness, Migraines, Jaw Pain and Bruxism, and issues with Pregnancy and Postpartum Healing. CST can also be quite beneficial for Anxiety, Depression, and even Autism.