Craniosacral Therapy and Other Manual Therapies

Why choose Craniosacral Therapy (CST)?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It evaluates and enhances the functioning of a body system called the craniosacral system, which involves membranes and tissues plus cerebrospinal fluid which surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. It was developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University (1975-1983) where he served as clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. 

Using a gentle touch, generally no greater than 5 grams - about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. This allows the system to return to its proper function.  CST is also used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease. It is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Who may benefit from CST?

A variety of conditions can be served, including: 

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Meniere’s Disease 

  • Vertigo

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Infantile Disorders

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Stress/Tension-Related Problems

  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What Can People Hope to See from CST?

People who receive manual therapy services should expect to see a reduction or removal of symptoms and issues. Migraine headaches have been notably reduced in frequency and intensity, vertigo and nausea from Meniere’s or vestibular dysfunction has been alleviated and we have seen an amelioration of chronic pain in musculoskeletal-based issues.  Additionally, TMJ has been corrected, mental function and clarity increased, body confidence and awareness strengthened, and the ability to process emotional data significantly boosted.  Overall, clients report satisfaction and enhanced well-being. 

"My husband threw his back out while working with heavy equipment. He was told by the orthopedist that the only option was surgery. Christie worked with him over two days to help. It has been several years and he has not had a single incident since that time. I am grateful we didn’t do the surgery."
"After a terrible car accident, I was left with debilitating pain and stiffness in my neck, as well as bruising and pain throughout my torso and legs.  From earlier experiences, I had come to trust in the healing hands of Christie as she had helped me previously through the pain of arthritis and compressed discs in my neck and back. I was pain free, and it was all accomplished without any medication or pain relievers. I know I am blessed to have found Christie and am grateful I could go to her as an alternative to drugs and physical therapy."        
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