What's Craniosacral Therapy

  CranioSacral Therapy is performed on a person fully clothed.  Using a light touch - generally no more that the weight of a nickle - the practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances.  The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.

A craniosacral session can last from about 15 minutes to more than an hour, and two or three treatments are often enough to correct a problem.  The result?  A central nervous system free of restrictions, and a body that's able to return to it's greatest levels of performance.

Conditions Treated by CranioSacral Therapy

 CranioSacral Therapy strengthens your body's ability to take better care of you.  It boosts your immunity and helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

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  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Motor-coordination impairments
  • Stress and tension-related problems
  • Infantile disorders
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Many other conditions 


How I practice

 The first thing I do is thoroughly review your health history.  Next, I do a physical exam that includes the following:

  • Read body tension to locate restricted organs, energy cysts, or structural restrictions
  • Do neurological tests and signs
  • Test your physical range of motion, globally, and at each level of the spine
  • Test your visceral and craniosacral rhythms
  • Order X-ray and lab tests as needed
  • Order allergy testing as needed

 After testing I will inform you of the patterns as they relate to your symptoms.  I will then treat you with the following:

  • Treat you with gentle manipulation
  • Prescribe home exercise and nutrition
  • Balance you energy field as needed
  • Treat with SomatoEmotional release as needed

 I try to address your major patterns in the first 2 to 3 visits, and then I schedule follow-ups as needed to assist you in becoming stable in your healthy patterns.

  • Please wear relaxed fitting clothes.  No blue jeans - too many lumpy seams.
  • The first visit is 1 hour long.  Follow-ups are 1/2 to 1 hour depending on your condition and the work needed.
  • I do not accept insurance assignment, but I can assist you in billing so that you will be reimbursed.
  • I am not licensed to prescribe drugs, but I can often suggest natural alternatives.
  • I take MC, VISA, ATM cards, checks, or cash.
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