11630 SE 40th Ave, Suite C, Milwaukie, OR 97222 503.974.9283

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Friday 8:30-4:30

Cranial Sacral

Craniosacral therapy is a form of energy medicine that uses a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep within the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord, which make up the central nervous system. The central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system, which consists of the membranes and fluids that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. Every day our bodies endure stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system.

While performing cranial sacral therapy, we listen to where the healing energy is moving within the body and allow this healing energy to direct the session. The way energy moves can either be very subtle or more powerful. Sometimes patients feel the energetic shifts immediately, and sometimes it takes the body a while to assimilate to the changes that have occurred. Healing in the body does not always appear in the way we expect it to. This may mean that after a treatment, a person may feel more tired or more energetic than usual, be sore in new places, or even crave strange foods. These are all normal responses and should be honored as much as possible.

Craniosacral Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sleep Issues
  • Digestive Issues
  • Chronic or Acute Pain
  • Back/Neck Problems
  • TMJ Issues
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Stress/Anxiety Relief
  • Emotional Release
  • Birth Trauma
  • Infant Colic

Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for people of all ages including babies, children, adults and the elderly.

Craniosacral treatments last 1 hour with 40 minutes of hands-on therapy, and time to talk before and after the treatment. If you are interested in this form of therapy, call the clinic today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephanie Auerbach.