How can I benefit from holistic therapies?
Many conditions may benefit from the various integrated modalities due to their healing effect on the central nervous system and other body systems. By complementing the bodies natural healing mechanisms, holistic therapies can help people find an alleviation or management of acute and chronic symptoms from head, neck or back pain. This integrated approach has been shown to be highly effective in reducing dysfunctions associated with stress such as insomnia, headaches and TMJ problems. Other conditions that may benefit include: whiplash, torn muscles, strains, sprains, tendinitis, muscle spasms, migraines, tinnitus, neurological dysfunctions and spinal injuries. Childhood conditions that may benefit include reflux, colic, birth trauma and developmental disorders, among many others.
Are there any contraindications to CST?
Generally, CranioSacral Therapy is so light that it is safe to use for people of all ages including children, babies, newborns and the elderly, however, it is not recommended when changes in the intracranial pressure are contraindicated such as acute aneurysm, cerebral hemorhage or some extreme bleeding disorders.
How many sessions will I need to get better?
Everyone responds differently to treatment. The number of sessions needed will be different from one individual to the next. It is recommended to arrange a few sessions in a row to assist your body in releasing restrictive patterns. While I can give you feedback on what types of changes I am noticing in your body, you are the ultimate judge of your progress and knowing how much treatment you will need when using CranioSacral Therapy. Some people come in twice a week, most people come once a week and others come every other week or once a month.
With severe or chronic conditions, many people have found great benefit in receiving an intensive treatment program that may be performed for 3-5 hours in a day for 3-5 days. This is an excellent way to get to the root cause of your dysfunction.
How is a session performed?
Clients are fully clothed during a session, except most people take off their shoes. It is best to wear comfortable clothing on the day of your treatment. Most people lay on their back during the session while I sit next to your head, mid-section, legs or feet. I will be placing my hands on various parts of your body, sometimes underneath your back or holding your arm or leg and will be using a very light touch. Most people close their eyes. Sometimes I talk to people during the session, other times we are silent for the entire session.
What might I experience during a session?
Everyone experiences a session differently and your experience from one session to the next may also be different. Some feel deep relaxation, heat, greater range of movement, less pain, improved sense of well being or relief that they can finally take in a full breath of air. Others may feel nothing at all or feel like they were in a deep sleep. Some may talk a lot during the session, recalling past life events or releasing emotions. Some people may lie still for the entire session, while others may experience different sensations throughout their body.
What will I experience after a session?
After a session you may feel relaxed or you may feel very energized. You may notice a decrease in pain or it may take a few days to feel the release. For some there may be a period where the body is re-organizing itself as it adapts to the letting go of unhealthy patterns. Some people may even notice improvement a few weeks after their session. I recommend that people drink plenty of water after a session and listen to the needs of your body.
If you don’t see your question here, please contact me. I would be delighted to speak with you.