Craniosacral Therapy

Please note: Due to the face-to-face nature of a lot of craniosacral therapy work, masks are still required for both practitioner and client for the duration of a CST session. Please do not ask your craniosacral therapist if it’s okay to remove your mask. We’ll re-review this policy for CST work in May.

Rooted in Osteopathic medicine, this technique releases restriction in the structures of the head and spine to optimize circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, and through this, allow the central nervous system to take care of the body unimpeded. Seemingly subtle at first, craniosacral therapy that has the potential to unlock great change and health within the body. It focuses on the membrane system surrounding the brain, the craniosacral fluid within the cranium and the spinal cord as well as the cranial bones, sacrum, joints of the body and much more. It’s particularly helpful for head injuries, pelvic and lower back pain, headaches, anxiety, and physical and emotional trauma. However, because it works by freeing the body to heal itself, it’s interesting and unpredictable what ends up resolved by cranial work. Craniosacral therapy is typically received with clothes on, although it can be integrated into a massage session as well.

You can find out more about our Craniosacral therapist, Simone Jaggers, on our Team & Practitioners page.

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I think this therapy works so well for body mind conditions because it induces the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, or as it is commonly called the ‘rest and digest’ state. This allows the entire body to enter a state of restoration, unlike psychoactive drugs that just dampen the sympathetic response.
Dr. Lisa M. Chavez Naturopathic Researcher & Clinican