What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive massage technique that works to identify and relieve restrictions in the body. With CST, Kristi facilitates healing and helps the body self-correct what is causing it pain with the help of the body’s “inner physician.”
Benefits of Treatment
CST is a great option for those experiencing any of the following:
· Back and neck pain
· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
· Chronic fatigue
· Stress and anxiety
· Muscle and joint pain
· Spinal cord injuries
With CST’s approach to freeing the central nervous system to perform its best, it naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens resistance to disease, and enhances the body’s health and overall wellbeing.
After going through a session one may experience better sleep and an improved ability to handle stress. One may also experience better gross motor control, concentration, movement, and mental sharpness in addition to an improved structure and skeletal system.
One will remain fully dressed unless massage is specified. The session will be close to the following:
· Kristi will do a body scan to gather information on what the body needs.
· Light touch will be administered.
· When adding SomatoEmotional Release (SER), some dialogue and imagery may be necessary for further healing to happen.
· If time permits, some deep tissue massage will be done to the area needing release.
· The session will finish with a short body scan to assess for improvements.
Tips: Be sure to wear comfortable, loose clothing for the session. Drink water after the session, rest, and sleep as much as possible. This allows for faster healing. Try to avoid strenuous activities, and instead do activities that bring joy. Allow time for emotions to surface.
Sometimes one may feel tired, sore or emotional for the next day to week after a session depending on the body’s need to integrate the shifts that were made as a result of the treatment.
A CST session may also include Raindrop Essential Oil Therapy, a powerful and noninvasive technique to correct defects of the spine. Raindrop Essential Oil Therapy integrates reflexology and massage therapy with essential oils to bring the body into structural and electric alignment. It is based on the theory that many types of misalignments are caused by viruses and bacteria lying dormant along the spine. These pathogens create inflammation, which can be the cause of many different ailments.
Raindrop Therapy uses 9 highly antimicrobial essential oils to reduce inflammation and kill the agents responsible for it. The 9 oils include Valore, Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Marjoram, Cypress, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Aroma Seiz. The technique is to layer oil (in the said order) along the reflex point for the spine on the foot as well as the spine. The oils are massaged into the above areas one at a time. Kristi may also use other oils based on the client’s needs.
Contact Kristi at (831) 359-8395 to book an appointment today!