CranioSacral Therapy (CST) incorporates Somato Emotional Release and Neural Manipulation, modalities taught by the Upledger Institute. I have found these techniques to be very complementary and offer greater benefit than any one alone. The synergistic impact of CST, SER and NM can bring about desired longer lasting results and awaken the body/mind ability to self correct and heal often before symptoms ever arise. The assessment phase of each treatment will determine the optimal balance of modalities for that specific treatment.
C-CST seeks to improve function of the central nervous system by shifting the reactionary sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) to a healthier parasympathetic nervous system ( rest, digest and assimilate).Most people who are are in a dis-ease or dis-comfort state are stuck in a fight or flight response, which is designed to be short term when we need to run or fight. Modern day triggers of “fight or flight” have little to do with actual enemies or immediate threat and more to do with accumulated trauma or conscious or subconscious fears about what might happen. The price your body, mind and emotions pay in the sympathetic phase is the hindrance of vital functions that allow for restorative healing and mental and emotional clarity and the over production of stress hormones and restrictions in multiple vital systems in your body.
With great care and attention Comprehensive CranioSacral Therapy guides the body/mind back into a healthy parasympathetic state breaking the stress laden sympathetic cycle, where your body can reorganize and find homeostasis once again and allow your body to “self correct” and heal. I have found that the more we live in the parasympathetic state the easier it is to stay balanced and present in the midst of daily stressors.
One Hour- $125
Nerves are great communicators that convey vital information between the brain and all other structures. Pain is a signal from the brain that there is interference. It can indicate nerve compression that impedes intraneural circulation and electromagnetic conductivity.
NM is a precise manual therapy used to identify and release local nerve restrictions enabling the nerves to move more freely in relation to adjacent muscles, fascia, connective tissue, organs and bones. NM also examines the effects of these local restrictions on the rest of the body in order to resolve more comprehensive dysfunctional patterns.
A “whole body “ effect is often achieved when treating a specific problem area. A Neural Manipuation treatment of a restricted joint capsule or fixation of an entrapped nerve can trigger a self correction response throughout the whole body. NM is truly a holistic therapy and while treating specific symptoms the intention is to facilitate an increased ability for the body to self correct and continue to heal.
Somato Emotional Release (SER) is an advanced CranioSacral modality that uses the principles and concepts of CST to free the body and mind of the discomforting side effects of both physical and emotional trauma. SER focuses on establishing a strengthened mind/body connection in order to release and integrate the embodied trauma and resolve the physical and emotional symptoms related to past events.
Often the residual emotional symptoms we acquire during a traumatic event (auto accident, a fall, birth trauma, abuse, surgery or any number of possible scenarios) that remains unresolved or trapped in the tissue and membrane systems of our body long after the physical body heals.
These energetic blocks referred to as “ energy cysts”, if not detected and released can spread strain patterns and interference to other parts of the body. Usually our body will adjust and accommodate to these energy cysts and we may begin to feel normal again but later in life these accumulated energy cysts /strain patterns may cause chronic pain and dysfunction for which the origin of the pain is unknown. The unresolved trauma may als be experienced as emotional difficulty, trouble making decisions, low tolerance for stress, depression, anxiety and general feeling of being out of balance.
In SER , the therapist uses specific techniques to engage the trapped tra in the tissue or membrane allowing for an unwinding to occur in order to evoke the release and integration of the energy and emotion of the original traumatic event. Often the client will experience heat and an inner sense of “ profound relief “ during a tissue/membrane release. Although most trauma is usually violent in nature, Somato Emotional Release usually occurs with greater ease.
The Assessment Session allows you the opportunity to address your needs and concerns and discuss your intentions regarding your health and wellness. This initial session will offer you a chance to deepen your understanding about CranioSacral Therapy, ask questions and experience the deeply therapeutic effect of a one hour CST treatment. After the session you will have an opportunity to ask questions, share your thoughts and insights and I will offer my holistic evaluation and we can discuss the possibility of CST as a path toward a healthy and balanced life!
Included in the 90 minute Assessment Session:
* New client history and wellness interview
* One hour CranioSacral Session
* Re-evaluation after session with self care recommendations