Lowcountry Massage Clinic

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Craniosacral Therapy

Why is CranioSacral Therapy so Important?

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 that the craniosacral system - 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 the body.

CrainoSacral Therapy releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct.  Using a gentle touch practitioners evaluate your internal environment.  Then they use distinctive techniques to release any restrictions they find.

Be freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CrainoSacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being.

And because it's so gentle, CranioSacral Therapy can be effective for all ages, from newborn to elderly.  


What Conditions Does CST Address?


CranioSacral Therapy improves your body's ability to take better care of you.  It helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness, and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Infant and Childhood Disorders
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems 
  • And Many Other Conditions


What Can I Expect From a Session?


A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes place in a quiet, private setting.  You generally remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded table.

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.

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 you experience from your own session is highly individual.  The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on.


Craniosacral Therapy and Cancer

CST has been reported by patients with cancer to help:

  • Alleviate side effects from chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments
  • Decrease or eliminate nausea
  • Increase appetite to assist nutritional neecds
  • Sense of taste and smell return to normal
  • Restore energy, vitality, and strength
  • Eliminate swelling and stiffness after long periods of immobilization during radiation treatments
  • Strengthen immune system, which may be compromised from cancer treatments
  • Reduce chance of infections
  • Improve quality of life
  • Decrease Pain


Cheryl received her training through Upledger Institute in Palm Beach, Florida.  She has practiced this amazing therapy since 1999.