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.
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.
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.
CranioSacral Therapy 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 you for strain patterns. 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 has been shown to naturally reduce pain and stress, strengthen your resistance to disease, and enhance your health and well-being
What can I expect?
Your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your head and 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.
A CranioSacral Therapy session can last up to an hour or more. It can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to facilitate powerful changes. What you experience from your own session is highly individual.
CranioSacral Therapy improves your body’s ability to take better care of you. It has been shown to help people with a full spectrum of pain and dysfunction, including
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Infant and Childhood Disorders
- Immune Disorders
- Post-Concussion Symptoms
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Learning Differences, ADD, ADHD
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Orthopedic Problems
- And Many Other Conditions
Meet your Therapist
Couron Marselle HHP, CMT
Couron received his certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Massage Therapist from The Academy of Health Professions in 1999 and continued his education at The Upledger Institute over the course of 10 years for Cranio Sacral Therapy.. In addition, Couron is a personal trainer and yoga instructor. “My passion is to help people move through life with greater ease and to support them in their process. I am committed to facilitating their discovery of breath, movement and intention. Each of us can use our body to uncover our truth and from that comes healing, abundance and ultimately freedom.