CranioSacral Therapy

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy
Balancing Body Systems Naturally
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What Is Cra•ni•o•sa•cral Ther•a•py?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)  a light touch, whole body osteopathic approach that nourishes the Central Nervous System improving overall health and well-being.  Known as a complementary method of hands-on bodywork; working with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources. CST helps to alleviate the aches, pains and strains of life.  Improves coping mechanisms to allow for better management of stress.
Producing profound positive changes…  Boosting immune response and sustaining overall good health.  Acting as an adaptogen increasing energy where needed while enhancing sleep patterns for better nights sleep.
Effectively balance the nervous system while bringing the body into homeostasis.  Relieving pain & discomfort, and restoring ones ability to recover from injury at a more accelerated pace.  In many cases relieving chronic pain patterns and dysfunction with one session.

How Does CranioSacral Therapy Work?

By complementing the body’s natural healing processes. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure in these areas and more:

  • Vertigo
  • Stress & Fatigue
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sinusitis
  • Neurovascular Disorders
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pre/Post-Surgical
  • TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction ( TMJ )
  • Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Autism & Learning Disabilities

What to Expect… How a session is performed.

This hands-on session works within the bodies natural rhythm by releasing tension throughout the entire body. Specific hand positions or “Stations” along the spinal column, head, torso, legs or feet. Working with the cranial bones, spinal fluid and sacrum clearing away dysfunction in the muscular, lymphatic, neurological & structural systems.

What you may experience during a session.

Experiences during a CST session are as personal as the clients and practitioners themselves and may differ from session to session. At times, a client may deeply relax or even fall asleep; at other times, he or she may talk a great deal, recalling hidden memories or expressing emotions. Some will remain still during the entire session, hardly noticing the practitioner’s evaluation and treatment, while others will experience sensations within the body as the evaluation process is carried out.

At various times throughout the session, the practitioner will support a client’s limbs and spine while facilitating release of accumulated tension. This process is called energy cyst release or tissue release. During this release, the client might recall circumstances surrounding a past shock, trauma or injury. Releasing and re-experiencing past hurts assists the body in reversing dysfunction and restoring the previous level of mobility. This entire process has been named SomatoEmotional Release®.

What you may experience following a session.

This relaxed state may cause some to sleep for many hours after a session. Others may experience an increase in energy. Reduction of pain or an increase in function may occur immediately after the session, or it may develop gradually over the next few days.

Since CST helps the body resume its natural healing processes, it isn’t unusual for improvement to continue weeks after the session. For some there may be a reorganization phase as the body adapts to the release of previously held patterns.

The few contra-indications to CranioSacral Therapy are: aneurysm, intracranial hemorrhage, and other conditions where altering intracranial fluid pressure is not recommended. Any one with these conditions must inquire with their Medical Doctor prior to receiving treatment.

CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.  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 soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the CranioSacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.  

For nearly 30 years, it has been shown to be effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and loss of function. CST is useful both as a primary therapeutic method and in combination with other traditional or complementary techniques.    Click here to schedule your CranioSacral Session

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Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that combines breath, movement, meditation, rhythmic sound and deep relaxation. It is practical for the average person, because it works to release tension and energize in a short period of time, regardless of degree …of flexibility or experience. These classes are taught in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan who first brought Kundalini Yoga to the west in 1969. This yoga is taught in specific sequences of exercises (Kriyas) that creating optimal health by strengthening the immune system, balancing the glands and creating a heightened level of awareness.

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Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness

Is a powerful and dynamic practice that incorporates all aspects of yoga. In addition to developing physical vitality, this ancient system of yoga works with the energy systems of the body for emotional balancing, strengthening of the nervous system, stress relief and personal transformation. It is excellent for students of all levels. The best way to learn about Kundalini Yoga is to experience it!

What to expect in a Kundalini Yoga Class?

Kundalini classes begin with a time for centering. We call this “tuning in”. The teacher leads the class in the mantra: “Ong Namo, Guru Dev Namo”, which means “I call upon my own inner guidance, the teacher within me”. Students may follow along or listen as they like.

The class is then led in 10 – 20 minutes of warm-up exercises, which prepare the body for the yoga set (kriya) that follows. Each yoga set involves physical postures (asana), breath work (pranayama), and meditative focus. Yoga is followed by a long deep relaxation and a short meditation that allows time for regeneration and stress release.

What to bring, what to wear ?

For Kundalini classes, you only need to bring yourself. Many people feel comfortable bringing their own yoga mat, or a towel to lie on, and a light blanket or shawl to cover up with during relaxation if they tend to get cold. Please bring your own cushions to use in the class. Wear comfortable clothing the you can move and breathe in easily. Yoga is best done on an empty stomach. If you find it necessary to eat before class, choose a light, easily digestible snack.

Keep up! – Practice Makes Perfect

Ultimately, yoga practice is best done daily. Even a few minutes every day can make a big difference. But any practice, however often, will be beneficial. Two to three times a week will provide noticeable results. Some students find that having a “yoga buddy” helps them maintain their commitment to practice. Invite a friend to attend classes with your or meet a friend in class that like to keep a similar schedule. Talk to your teachers about yoga sets for home practice.

Sat Nam

In many classes, the mantra Sat Nam is used. Literally, “Sat” means Truth and “nam” means Name or Identity. Translated as Your True Identity or Highest Truth Within Yourself.

Each class ends with the song: “May the long time sun shine upon you, All love surround you, And the pure light within you, Guide your way on”.

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ReIki Crystalline Grids

Crystal Healing & Crystal Grid/Net Layouts: 


Utilizing spiritual and healing properties of gemstones and crystals to bring about balance and well-being. Crystals and gemstones amplify  mental focus & clarity along with emotional and physical vitality.  Pathologies like arthritis, sprains and strains can be relieved.  There are numerous claims that they aid such in diverse areas as harmonious relationships, allergies, and spiritual awakenings. Crystals are used in meditation and spiritual ceremonies, laid on the body during types of massage or bodywork, when a person is resting, and of course, Chakra Balancing. During the Grid/Net layouts the stones will be placed on and around the body.  You can intuitively choose crystals are appropriate for you.    


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