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Craniosacral Therapy

I remember the first time I felt the craniosacral rhythm. My craniosacral therapy instructor had us pair up to practice. We were to try to feel each other’s craniosacral rhythms. I was not sure what I was feeling. Was my mind playing tricks on me, or was what I was feeling the real deal? I came to the class with a healthy amount of skepticism. I knew I was feeling something, but it was so light and I had to keep very still and quiet to keep feeling it. I decided that if the instructor could feel what I felt, it might not just be me. I signaled for her help with a tip of my head. Once she came over, I asked her if she could take over and tell me what she was feeling in detail. When she told me exactly what I was feeling, I was hooked. I took the other 3 classes and started practicing on anyone willing to let me practice craniosacral therapy on them. It was hard to get my clients whom had grown accustomed to years of my firm pressure massage to try a therapy that used no more than the weight of a nickel on them. Some tried but most stuck with regular massage and that was ok, because that’s what was working for them. I would still practice on them whenever possible just not whole sessions. Slowly I got more and more people seeking specifically craniosacral therapy. These individuals almost always had spent a long time living with whatever condition brought them in, and many years seeking relief by trying a wide range of therapies from mainstream to alternative with no lasting results. Craniosacral therapy has given them what was missing from those other therapies. I still love all the therapies I provide and want to keep doing them all, but I’m so happy to have this subtle but powerful tool. I have given and received great healing from craniosacral therapy and will continue to take every opportunity to be present in its tremendous healing power.

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Hey, this is Dr. Sarah and Shane! We’re starting a series called: Coffee Talk. We’ve got our coffee here, so today we’d really like to talk a little bit about craniosacral therapy because we get a lot of people calling for it. We thought it would be really good for Shane to really explain to people what it is how it can help this kind of thing.


Shane: Craniosacral is a bodywork that uses touch therapy to support the body’s natural healing abilities.


Dr. Sarah: Great, so what kind of things could it help out with?


Shane: Well because CST is a holistic therapy, like other holistic therapies, there’s a very broad range of conditions that it can help with. However, the conditions that most CST providers will find success with is migraine headaches, TMJ, developmental disorders in kids, PTSD, brain and spinal cord traumas are also responding really well.


Dr. Sarah: Yeah, we do work with a lot of kids that have neurodevelopmental disorders, and things like that. So, this is something that Shane’s going to really be taking on and tackling more so than me moving on in the future. That’s pretty exciting! What would somebody expect in a typical session with you?


Shane: Okay, so usually you’ll lay down on the table. I’ll place my hands lightly on different parts of the body. I usually like to check in with the feet first, and I’ll just kind of listen. We’ll make a game plan based on what we hear. The body will give certain cues. You have to have a bit of intuition and then you follow the intuition for the treatment as whatever is necessary.


Dr. Sarah: Great! Is there anything else you wanted to share about it?


Shane: It’s an amazing work! I think that if more people gave it half a chance, they would find that less is sometimes more and they should probably give it a shot. I mean we’ve definitely had great results. People that come in really talk about how amazing they feel afterwards and so I think it’s really a valuable treatment for people to put their time and effort into.

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