Craniosacral Therapy / Somato Emotional Release
"Craniosacral therapy is a holistic healing practice that uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area."
Craniosacral Therapy is intended to restore the flow of cerebral spinal fluid to the bones of the head, spine and pelvis. In areas where you have pain or trauma, the rhythm will be altered (ie. Not moving, very faint or strong pulsing). Using about 5gms of pressure Your body can release the trapped energy and encourage flow of the fluid to return to an optimal state. While the touch is very light, it is not purely energetic. I am working with the tissues and fluids surrounding the central nervous system. With each release, you will begin to feel a deeper sense of healing and wellbeing.
Craniosacral therapy is ideally suited for newborns experiencing colic, reflux and other digestive issues, torticollis, plagiocephaly, floppy baby syndrome, asthma, cerebral palsy and other certain birth defects and nervous system disorders. Also for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, headaches, chronic middle ear infection, pain, and general health maintenance. It is also recommended for autism.
for Adults it has been recommended for fibromyalgia, Vertigo, heart disease, osteoarthritis, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic sinus infections, and gastroenteritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach or small intestine). It is also used with other therapies to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, back pain, and menstrual irregularity. In addition, it is also effective in helping with Anxiety, panic disorder, depression, TMJ and many other physical ailments.
Somato Emotional Release:
Using the craniosacral system we can access emotional trauma through the body. Soma is defined as “body”. SER reflects a body-mind approach as opposed to the mind-body (psychosomatic) concept. In SER work, we are using the body as our gateway to access and address issues, which are usually thought of as being in the domain of the mind. As we unwind the tissues of the body, the craniosacral rhythm will stop along the way to indicate a significant area where trauma is being held. At that point, you might experience a memory, or just begin to release emotions. We may dialogue to explore what is ready to be released and how we may let it go. A deep sense of peace is usually experience after a session.
This gentle approach is extremely safe in most cases. However, craniosacral therapy is not recommended in cases of acute systemic infections, recent skull fracture, intracranial hemorrhage or aneurysm, or herniation of the medulla oblongata (brain stem). Craniosacral therapy does not preclude the use of other medical approaches
Fees for Craniosacral sessions are $220 for 90 minutes.
newborns and pediatrics $160 for 60 minutes