CranioSacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral(CST)?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a soft touch applied to the body, usually the head that releases tensions in the body to decrease pain and abnormalities within the body which improves health and wellbeing. During treatment you are usually fully clothed and comfortably laying on a massage table.

How does CST Work?

The central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.

Your body endures stresses daily that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.

Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses their hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

Who and What conditions is CST used for ?

CST is used for patients of all ages from infants to elders.I have listed a few conditions below:

  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injuries
  • Car Accident recovery
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colic
  • Concussion
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Immune Disorders
  • Infant and Childhood Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Migraines
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 

How many CST treatments will I need?

This will vary from each person and the condition treated. How you respond to this treatment is uniquely your own and can’t be compared to anyone else’s. The number of sessions needed maybe from just one up to three or more a week over the course of several weeks.


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Registered Massage Therapist Specializing in Therapeutic Massage
Karen Docksteader

Karen Graduated from the West Coast Collage of Massage Therapy in 1996. She has done extensive training over the last 20 years and it really shows through her amazing massage techniques. Karen is a unique individual as she became blind 4 years after she finished school. She is strong willed and nothing would stop this woman from being the best massage therapist. If you are lucky to get in for a treatment with her you wont be disappointed. Her treatments are approx. 10 mins longer but you are only charged for one hour. Karen may be accompanied by a beautiful yellow lab named Zoom.