For Migraine Headaches
Craniosacral (or cranial sacral) therapy feels the most like witchcraft of any of the migraine treatments I’ve tried. Despite being performed by a massage therapist, CST is nothing like typical massage. Instead, the massage therapist holds your head or rests their hands on parts of your face, then makes almost imperceptible pulsating movements. They run their fingers lightly through your hair, softly stroke your face, and gently tug on your ears. At the end of the session, they cradle your sacrum and maybe run their hands over your feet. The touch is so light that it feels like it couldn’t possibly make a difference. Yet every alternative health care provider seems to recommend it as a migraine treatment and even some conventional providers suggest it.
Cranial Sacral Therapy offers a new approach to addressing depression in all these planes. On the physical level Cranial Sacral Therapist with light touch and gentle manipulation are trained to move restricted cranial bones providing physical relief. This change in the Cranial Sacral System may also affect the emotional body creating positive attitudinal changes in an individual. On an even deeper level Cranial Sacral Therapists/Sacred Journey Therapists are trained to work with clients in trance state or “alpha state” allowing the client the space to surrender into somatic emotional release. This method has become recognized by medical professionals and psychologists as a useful tool in releasing trauma from the body/mind.
Craniosacral therapy is a pain management technique focusing on the manipulation of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain. The technique combines alternative healing practices with traditional cranial osteopathy by applying massage to the head and spine with the goal of unblocking points of tension. Craniosacral therapy is based on the notion that releasing restrictions in the carniosacral system will impove the functioning of the central nervous system.
One popular alternative therapy for children with autism is Craniosacral therapy. Cranio-sacral therapy is a gentle hands-on approach which helps improve central nervous system function and dissolve the effects of stress. It also helps boost the immune system and can be used for a number of infantile disorders in addition to autism.
about Craniosacral therapy
CranioSacral Therapy was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CranioSacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Traumatic Brain/Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Stress/Tension-Related Problems
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
Introductory Session - $ 100
Single Session - $ 120
Series of Three Sessions - $ 330
Package of 10 Sessions - $ 80/each
*Children Sessions (age 0-12 years) 30-45 min. - $ 80
*Gifts certificates available - We take all credit cards
7 days a week from 4pm to 9pm