CranioSacral Therapy is a wonderful form of healing – it’s gentle, hands on and works with your Craniosacral system. Most people find it to be very relaxing and it’s wonderful at reducing stress, enhancing overall health and alleviating a range of medical conditions associated with pain and dysfunction.
During a CranioSacral Therapy session your therapist will lightly touching different areas on your body including the face, head, spine and pelvis. The clothes are left on throughout the process and the body is supported in a comfortable position with the aid of blankets and cushions on a raised table.
1hr session in Rangiora: $70
Please allow an extra 5 minutes, if it’s your first session, to fill in some paperwork.
* Home visits are a possibility but only offered under special circumstances. Please contact Melissa to discuss and to confirm costs.
Please email Melissa if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
I realise people may not understand exactly what CST is about so I am sharing here some of the words from the Upledger Institute’s brochure on CST, as it explains it so well!
Why is Craniosacral Therapy so important?
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.
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.
CST release those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using gentle touch, starting with about the weight of a 10 cent piece, practitioners evaluate 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.
And because it’s so gentle, CST has been shown to be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.
What conditions can CST help with?
Is has been shown to help 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
- spinal cord injuries
- pose-concussion symptoms
- chronic fatigue
- central nervous system disorders
- learning disabilities
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- orthopedic problems
- and many other conditions.
I completed Craniosacral Therapy Level I + II in Christchurch (through the Upledger Institute of the USA) during 2009 and 2010, followed by SomatoEmotional Release I + II during 2018. I was honoured to be a teaching assistant for CST I in 2019 and 2020. In February of 2020 I completed the Applications of SomatoEmotional Release Course in Christchurch. Next on the list is Techniques Certification and the Pediatrics Courses.
For more information on CranioSacral Therapy you can visit the NZ Upledger Institute’s website.