What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is all about Release: muscles, tissues, emotions, mental and physical patterns, etc. Using a gentle, light-touch modality to free up tissues, nerves, and the central nervous system, Craniosacral Therapy (CST) works throughout the body to relieve injury, trauma, pain and dysfunction. This allows the body to self-correct in the way it knows is best.
A typical session takes place in a quiet, private setting where you remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded table. Your therapist usually begins by lightly resting their hands on your ankles in order to “read” or “listen” to where your body wants them to begin.
The body shows the therapist where and in what order to proceed. The therapist’s “job” is to follow where the body leads them, supporting and releasing layers and restrictions in the order that the body wants, which allows the body to heal more thoroughly and three-dimensionally.
The body’s primal imperative is to always heal itself to the best of its ability. Because of the complexity of the body and its multitude of systems, injury, trauma and illness can block or restrict these processes. The body knows which order in which these releases and shifts need to happen, and the therapist is a facilitator for this process. It also shows when it is done for the session. Sessions typically last 60-90 minutes. Feel free to ask your therapist any questions you may have about this process.