Craniosacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is currently one of the most successful and fastest growing approaches to mind-body-spirit healing. CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the CranioSacral System – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a light-touch approach, practitioners release tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease.

SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is an extension of CranioSacral Therapy and is a body-mind technique which allows not just mechanical or body memories of trauma to be released, but sometimes significant emotional components as well. Research conducted in the late ‘70s by Dr. John Upledger and biophysicist Zvi Karni led to the discovey that the body often retains the emotional imprint of physical or emotional trauma or shock. These imprints, especially of intense feelings that may have occurred at the time of injury (anger, fear, resentment, grief) leave residues than can delay the healing process for years.

Visceral Manipulation was developed by French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral. At optimal heath, the relationship between the organs (viscera) and structures of the body (muscles, membranes, fasciae and bones) remains stable despite the body’s endless varieties of motion. But when an organ can’t move in harmony with its surrounding viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against all the body’s organs and structures and paves the way for disease and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation gently improves the natural mobility of the viscera there by improving overall health.

Practitioners offering Craniosacral Therapy

Mark MacNeil CST, MT