Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the Craniosacral System – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the fascial system to improve the delivery of blood & nutrients and the overall functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. A woman who has experienced a complicated or Cesarean birth, for example, may feel traumatized. She may grieve the loss of the birth experience she had planned for herself. Postpartum CST helps the new mother process and integrate her birth experience in a way that is physically and emotionally healthy.
CST is also a gentle, effective and non-invasive bodywork modality perfect for newborns, infants and children. Children’s bodies are malleable and easily respond to this gentle therapy. CST is used in assessing, treating and potentially preventing issues that can arise due to intrauterine positioning, twin pregnancy, difficult births, or cesarean births. CST is helpful as children grow, assisting their body as it changes and goes through developmental milestones such as crawling, walking & growth spurts as well as periods of emotional or neurological development.
For more information visit The Upledger Institute: Discover CranioSacral Therapy.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FOR PRENATAL / POSTPARTUM
60 MIN | 75 MIN | 90 MIN
Focusing on structural realignment of the spine, pelvis, and rehabilitation of muscles overworked or weakened during pregnancy, postpartum CST facilitates healing. It also addresses new body discomforts from carrying and care of a newborn. New mothers receive instruction in the proper use of body mechanics to best recover strength and balance in their bodies.
• assess and treat birth trauma
• relieve cramping
• address back pain in pregnancy
• treat sciatic or other nerve pain
• release pelvic/vaginal/groin pain
• establish optimal fetal positioning for birth (including breeches)
• promote tear and stitches recovery
• facilitate Cesarean birth recovery
• resolve post-epidural back pain
• restore pelvic stability
• improve pelvic floor strength + function
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FOR INFANTS (Sliding Scale Rates)
INITIAL VISIT 60 MIN | FOLLOW UPS 30 MIN OR 60 MIN
During a typical CST treatment for infants, the child is fully clothed, either on the table or in the therapist’s or parent’s lap. The therapist places hands on the child in certain areas to assess restriction on rhythm and hold to release the area. As one area releases, the body will direct the therapist as to where to move next.
• ear infections
• infant colic
• sensory integration challenges
• breast feeding difficulties
• difficult births
• sleep issues
• developmental delays
• chronic pain
• digestive issues
75 MIN $120
General, Prenatal & CranioSacral Massage Therapy
60 MIN $100 | 75 MIN $120 | 90 MIN $140
Infant CranioSacral Therapy - Sliding Scale
60 MIN $60-95 | FOLLOW UP 30 MIN $45-60
Home & Hospital Visits for Mom on Bedrest
60 MIN $140 | 90 MIN $170
Payment is expected at time of appointment. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
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