CranioSacral Therapy

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

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What Conditions Can Craniosacral Therapy Help?

Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system. And few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system—the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.


Migraines and Headaches


Chronic Neck and Back Pain


Stress and Tension-Related Disorders


Post-Concussion Symptoms






Learning Disabilities


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder




Motor-Coordination Impairments


Infant and Childhood Disorders


Spinal Cord Injuries


Chronic Fatigue


TMJ Syndrome


Central Nervous System Disorders




Orthopedic Problems

What Can I Expect From a Craniosacral Therapy Session?

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What Happens During Craniosacral Therapy?

Your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system.

By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, your practitioner can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction.

Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system.

How Long Does Craniosacral Therapy Last?

If you are looking for “craniosacral therapy near me” and would like to know how much time to allocate for this therapy, you should know that a craniosacral therapy session can last up to an hour or more. It can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create powerful effects.

What is the Environment for a Treatment Session?

A typical craniosacral therapy session takes place in a quiet, private setting. You remain fully clothed as you enter deep relaxation on a comfortable, padded table.

What Age Groups Can Receive Craniosacral Therapy?

Because it’s so gentle, CST can be effective for all ages—from newborns to elders.

What is Somato Emotional Release (SER)?

Somato Emotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that complements craniosacral therapy. It involves the practitioner helping the individual in releasing physical tension that is often related to emotional stress and trauma. SER is based on the understanding that emotions and memories can be stored in the body, manifesting as physical symptoms or blockages. Through gentle manual techniques and supportive dialogue, SER aims to help release these stored emotions, leading to a greater sense of well-being and balance in the body and mind.

What Are the Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy?

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You endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in your body.

CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch—starting with about the weight of a nickel—practitioners evaluate your internal environment. Then they use distinctive light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find.

By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST naturally eliminates chronic pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and wellbeing.

There is an innate ability of the human body to heal itself. Craniosacral therapy involves facilitating or enhancing the body’s own natural capacity when trauma or disease becomes overwhelming for the system.


Craniosacral Therapy Day Retreat

Craniosacral therapy day retreats are custom-made and offer an integrated approach to meet the needs of your healing goals. Craniosacral therapy can assist in healing spirit, mind, and body. If you live in Florida and are searching for “craniosacral therapy near me,” these retreats provide a comprehensive solution. 

We start the journey off by sitting down and talking about what your individual healing goal is, then come up with a plan for your individualized retreat.

Some goals could be: pain management, specific injuries, headaches, stress, anxiety or depression, chronic fatigue, or post-traumatic stress disorder—just to name a few.

woman during craniosacral therapy session
treatment room
2 60 to 90-minute craniosacral sessions

Services Available During a Craniosacral Therapy Retreat:

  • Multiple-therapist sessions: Multiple sessions are when you have two craniosacral therapists working exclusively with you during your CST session. This is very useful when wanting to do deeper work through some issues such as trauma. This work can include somatic emotional release. 
  • Two 60- to 90-minute craniosacral sessions
  • One-hour sensory deprivation float tank session
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Breath work
  • Far-infrared sauna
  • Chiropractic work
  • Counseling/psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness training to learn to connect with your body

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