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What is craniosacral therapy?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle way of working with the nervous system to achieve balance and support physical, emotional and spiritual health. By working with the nervous system we can affect other structures and systems in the body, making it a subtle yet extremely effective full body treatment.

As I feel the movements of these structures I work to encourage them back into healthy patterns of movement while also encouraging any places of stagnation to open up. This is done by paying attention to what is happening in my clients and gently encouraging the bones and other tissues to decompress and unwind to find balance. During this my clients experience a deep sense of rest and relaxation, often much deeper and more restorative than they have ever known before.

CST can be a powerful tool to treat a wide variety of physical symptoms such as-

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Chronic neck and back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Traumatic brain injury and concussion

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hypertension

  • Joint pain and dysfunction

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Tinnitus

  • Vertigo

  • Whiplash

  • Sinus issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief and loss

  • Phobias

  • PTSD

  • Abuse

  • Addiction

  • Insomnia

  • Stress

  • add/adhd


At the foundation of CST is the belief that your body knows what it needs to heal, it just sometimes needs help to facilitate change. 

CST is also unique in its view of dysfunction not as something “bad” that needs to be fixed, but instead as a way that the body has been working to protect itself. We view the body with gratitude for the work it does to protect rather than something that is failing. I truly believe that this treatment approach is a huge part of the

success I have with my clients.

What to expect

Craniosacral therapy is one of the most fascinating and effective treatment options, and also one of the most relaxing.

For a CST session clients generally stay fully clothed (sweat pants or leggings are best) and using a very light touch I assess the movements of the different bones, tissues and fluids involved. These structures move very minutely therefore a very light touch is required to feel these movements and not miss them. The slightest shift in the movements of these bones and structures can cause a wide range of symptoms.

Because of the light touch required to tap into this system initially it can feel if as if "nothing is happening". However, these minute movements and adjustments have a huge impact. People are often surprised at the difference they feel after a treatment and over the next couple of days, and can even sore after a treatment. 

As we get into the central nervous system the body tends to slip into alpha brain state, where you feel not quite asleep but not awake. This is a deeply relaxing and restorative place to spend some time!

The more someone receives CST the more in-tune they become with the caniosacral system in the body, and the more they feel the adjustments as they happen. I find this to be quite a phenomenon because although they are the smallest of movements they feel huge! It's always an amazing experience for me as a practitioner to get to witness people's reactions as this system seems to come alive for them.


Of course the best way to understand what CST is like and what it can do for you is to experience it for yourself! Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions or to discover for yourself how CST can help you!

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