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Frequently Asked Questions:

Is CranioSacral Therapy like chiropractic or massage?

No, Craniosacral Therapy is not like either discipline. It requires no thrusting motions, deep pressure or force of any kind. Instead, a light touch, the weight of a nickel, is utilized and this light pressure is maintained until the restriction or tightness is released. Using light touch allows the therapist to feel what’s going on in the body one layer at a time and disallows your body from tightening or “guarding” against forceful intrusion.

Is CranioSacral Therapy suitable for me?

It is valuable for any individual, from the newborn to the elderly, and from those who are already healthy and wish to optimize their health to those who are infirm.

How safe is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is considered to be very safe with little risk of potential harm because it is non-invasive and uses such a light touch.

How many sessions will I need?

It is difficult to determine a specific number of sessions required for any condition. Each person progresses at their own rate according to what their body can handle. Therefore, we carefully listen to each client’s body and to their personal goals and then determine a plan according to their needs. Obviously, each client also has their own financial considerations, which may be factored into the frequency and the duration of sessions.

How long are the sessions?

Each session is typically 1 hour. However, clients may be seen from ½ hour up to 2 hours.

What is a typical session like?

First, a history is usually taken and the client’s condition is reviewed by the therapist. The client stays fully clothed and usually lies on a treatment table. The therapist then evaluates the client by placing her hands on various points on the body to locate the areas of restrictions. Once the specific areas are located the therapist will begin working on one of the places of greatest restriction. During the session, the therapist may work exclusively in this one area or move around the body as required to release and ease the competing tensions and restrictions within the body.

How does it feel, should I feel anything?

During the session clients may feel nothing except the therapist’s hands on their body, or they may feel like things are moving inside their body. They may also feel tingling, pains arising in different parts of their body that quickly disappear, heat, pulls within the body, or pulses.

Following the session some clients feel a deep sense of relaxation while others may find immediate relief of pain. Others may at times feel nothing or an increase of pain for a period of time up to 24-48 hours, after which a relief of pain or discomfort improves significantly.

Is CranioSacral Therapy covered by Medicare?

No. CranioSacral Therapy is considered to be a non-covered service, so private payment will be required.

Will this therapy help me avoid other more invasive medical procedures?

We cannot answer this question because it is dependent upon so many variables.

What is multiple hands therapy and is it available?

It is when 2 or more therapists work together at the same time with the client. Carol and Tammy have worked together with many clients. Multiple hands sessions can be scheduled with the secretary upon request.

Why would I want 2 or more therapists to work on me at the same time?

Multiple hands therapy provides an opportunity for the client to receive a higher level of intensive therapy. When 2 or more therapists work together, the focus on the restrictions increases, which speeds the responsiveness of the tissues. Often this allows the releases to occur much quicker and more extensively than when one therapist alone works on a client. It is particularly beneficial when a client has a reached a plateau or exhibits a particularly tough restriction to release.