Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life and wellness. 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. Few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.
Every day 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 the performance of nearly every other system in your body.
Craniosacral Therapy releases these tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch, 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, Craniosacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being. Because it’s so gentle, Craniosacral Therapy has proven effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.
Somato-Emotional Release is a therapeutic process that expands on the principles of Craniosacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of previous trauma.
The body often retains (rather than dissipates) physical forces due to an accident, injury, or indeed, an emotional trauma. The dysfunctional area is isolated, creating what is called an “energy cyst”. Although a reasonably healthy body can adapt to “energy cysts,” extra energy is required to perform normal bodily functions. As time passes, the body’s ability to adapt decreases and symptoms begin to appear, becoming more difficult to suppress.
Somato-Emotional Release (SER) process:
SER allows the body to let go of these “energy cysts”, becoming naturally integrated into the body system and to return to a state of wellbeing. This process requires sensitivity in the hands of the therapist, and a positive attitude and trust from the client as you work together in the healing process.
What can I expect from a CranioSacral Therapy Session?
A typical Craniosacral Therapy session lasts around 30 minutes, and takes place in a quiet, private setting. As a client you remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded massage or treatment table. The practitioner will stand or sit positioned at various points of your head, torso or feet.
What you experience during a CST session is highly individual, with some people say they feel deeply relaxed, while others describe feeling unwinding sensations as the body releases tension. You may even recall circumstances surrounding a past trauma or injury that caused your body stress. Sometimes you might not actually ‘recall’ a previous trauma, but it may still be held within your subconscious mind or physical body. It seems the body knows what it needs to do in order to release the “energy cyst”, without your conscious mind having to do anything at all. While it doesn’t occur in every session, this aspect of the process is perfectly normal, and helps the body reverse dysfunction and restore optimal levels of wellbeing.
Because each individual response to CST is unique, the number of sessions needed to resolve any particular condition varies widely. While one session may give you the relief you need, sometimes it takes longer to break patterns having occurred over a period of time. Your therapist can best advise you in this area.
What will I experience after a session?
Just as each individual experiences CST sessions differently, the results can be diverse as well. You may leave in such a relaxed state that you feel like sleeping for hours. Or you may leave full of boundless energy. You may feel a decrease in pain or an increase in function immediately after the session, or the effects may develop gradually over the next few days.
Since CST helps the body resume its natural healing processes, it’s common for your improvements to be cumulative, continuing weeks after the session. You may also experience a reorganization phase as your body releases previously held patterns and adapts to a new state of wellness.
© The Upledger Institute Clinic 2019
What can (CST) help me with?
- Low Energy / tiredness / Reduced vitality
- Boosts your immune system
- Stress & Anxiety issues
- Physical or emotional traumas
- Back pain & neck pain
- Digestive problems
- Post RTA
- Un-resolving or nagging aches and pains
- Deep relaxation and unwinding
- Balancing your hormonal system
- PTSD Symptoms
CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger)
CranioSacral Therapy Level 1
CranioSacral Therapy Level 2
Somato Emotional Release (SER)
(Reiki Master) (Tera Mai School of Healing Arts)
Additional Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy
Gentle Non-Invasive, light touch therapy, lying fully clothed
Can assist in alleviating both Physical and Emotional Pain
Deeply relaxing & grounding
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Works well with other Therapies
Some of Angie’s Client Reviews
“I came to Craniosacral therapy looking for relaxation and happiness. I found several routes to happiness! The therapy has helped me to express, & dispose of permanently, emotions such as anger, abandonment & fear. It has put me in control of my own life. It has improved my relationships. It has improved my position at work where I am being treated differently. I have also seen improvement in backache & asthma but much of the improvement has gone on between the sessions. “I feel as though my body has been given the tools to get on with the job” (Solicitor Leamington Spa)
“There was no single life-changing event which drew me to cranial therapy and Reiki. It is hard to put into words but it was more about dealing with the “cants, ifs and buts” in life, by applying a new sense of focus and calm. The therapy enabled me to feel more calm and confident, helping to remove the resistance that life presents and to smooth the problems. My decision-making became better and the right things suddenly seemed drawn towards me. It has touched all parts of my life, though it’s hard to put into words.” (H. H. Kenilworth)
“Angie has trained with the ‘Upledger Institute Society’ & is a Member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)”
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