CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on therapy shown to be effective in supporting the central nervous system so that your child’s body can self-correct and heal naturally.
As the control center of the body, the central nervous system influences every other major body system and function. That’s why problems here can cause a wide range of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.
CST enhances the body’s natural healing processes and has been effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Infant Disorders – Colic – Anxiety- Autism – Learning Disabilities – Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries – Emotional Difficulties – Stress and Tension-related Problems – Migraine Headaches – Neck and Back Pain – Motor-Coordination Impairments – Central Nervous System Disorders – Orthopedic Problems – Scoliosis, Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) – Chronic Fatigue – Neurovascular or Immune Disorders – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Post Surgical Dysfunction Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders.
By supporting the central nervous system and releasing restrictions throughout the body, CranioSacral Therapy has shown to bring about profound healing. And because it’s so gentle, non-invasive and virtually risk-free, children of all ages can benefit from this essential therapy.
John Upledger, founder and developer of CranioSacral Therapy, has been one of Elaine’s mentors. She had the opportunity to work directly with him years ago and has continued to advance her knowledge through his hand picked instructors. Elaine is an Advanced Practitioner through Dr. Upledger’s program, The Upledger Institute in Florida. Elaine is also one of the only practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area to specialize in Pediatric Treatment.
How Is CranioSacral Therapy Performed?
A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes place in a quiet setting with the child resting at ease on a massage table or even engaged in play.
Using a light touch – generally no more than the weight of a nickel – the therapist monitors the rhythm of the fluid that’s flowing around the central nervous system to detect potential problems. Delicate hand-on techniques are then used to release any tensions that may be affecting your child’s brain and spinal cord.
A session can last from 20 minutes to more than an hour. The result is a central nervous system free of restrictions and a body that’s able to return to its greatest levels of health and performance.