CranioSacral Therapy


CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch, therapeutic technique that releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction while improving whole-body health and performance. The craniosacral system (the soft tissues and fluid system that protect your brain and spinal cord) extends from the cranium to the sacrum and has a significant impact on the central nervous system.  As the body attempts to handle daily stress and strain, the tissues begin to tighten which potentially affects the brain and spinal cord. This can compromise the function of the central nervous system and hinder the performance of nearly every other system in the body.

Using gentle touch, about the weight of a nickel, it is possible to evaluate the body’s internal environment by monitoring the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around the central nervous system. Careful perception allows the practitioner to tap into weak fluid flow or tissue motion and trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction. A delicate manual technique is then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of the central nervous system. The result: the entire body begins to relax as its innate ability to heal is initiated. 

CranioSacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens resistance to disease and enhances health and well-being. And, because it is so gentle, CST can be effective for all ages and virtually any ailment.

CranioSacral Therapy helps relieve symptoms associated with:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • And Many Other Conditions

At Silver Birch, CranioSacral Therapy is part of an integrated therapeutic approach to healing. Energy-based modalities, such as Reiki, enhance the beneficial healing effects of CST. How you experience an integrated energy healing session is highly individual. During the session you may feel deeply peaceful and sense warmth or gentle pulsing in the area being worked on as your body responds to muscular, tissue and/or emotional release. Typically, clients report feeling extremely relaxed and experience a decrease in pain levels.

CranioSacral Certification Training: Upledger Institute International

Member: International Association of Healthcare Practitioners