As I slowly shift my practice to focus more on CranioSacral Therapy, I am getting more clients asking me questions about what it is. Here are a few frequently asked questions:
FAQ CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy is hands-on therapy that uses precise contact and palpation in helping to reduce interference and structural strains at the level of the nervous system and its surrounding craniosacral system
What should I expect from a CranioSacral session?
You will remain clothed during the session. Many people feel a sense of deep relaxation. Some people start feeling sensations in parts of their body that weren’t previously accessible. Their body is starting to come back “online”. Often people will notice where the practitioner is working and another part of the body will “light up” with sensation.
How will I feel afterwards?
Everyone has a different experience with CST. CST releases long held physical and emotional patterns that have been held in the body and the nervous system. Our bodies need to reorganize from the chaos so sometimes clients will feel “off”, have a slight headache, or sleep worse for a couple of nights while their body reorganizes and integrates the work.
Is it magic?
No, not at all. When structural movement is restricted, especially around the brain and spinal cord, it can have a powerful impact on the way the rest of the body functions. When those restrictions are released the body reorganizes.
Is CranioSacral Therapy right for me?
At times, physical and emotional traumas may bubble to the surface to be released, these are “trip wires” for the nervous system. I work with clients that are hoping to gain better body awareness, are seeking relief from chronic pain, have anxiety, and are looking to reorganize their system for better function.