Cranial Sacral Therapy in Seattle

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Craniosacral Therapy


What is craniosacral therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle massage technique that stems from the manual therapy tradition of Osteopathy. In craniosacral therapy, your vital energy is thought to reside in the cerebrospinal fluid which bathes your spine and brain. Tuning into the rhythm of this energy helps regulate your nerves, relax your muscles and realign your bones.

Craniosacral therapy is focused on the dynamic functionality of your body. In the sessions your practitioner seeks to tune into your body’s vital energy in order to understand how shifting your body’s structure can improve its function, and how your body can best house your spirit. Through gentle touch we work together to allow positive change to occur, so that your body feels more comfortable, energetic and vibrant.

What is a craniosacral session like?

You are fully clothed and lie face up on the massage table. A session begins with your practitioner lightly and gently holding your feet, shoulders, sacrum (the bony triangle at the base of your spine), or head. This allows her to assess your overall health. She follows her intuition and your feedback to continue listening with her hands.
At each of area of your body, your practitioner helps your body unwind patterns of restriction, suggesting more freedom and nourishment. Through stillness and awareness we can arrive together at a place where you feel more balance and vitality.

Clients describe the cranial sessions as deeply relaxing. Without exception, people are amazed at how much their bodies shift with such subtle work.

What can craniosacral therapy treat?

Here are a few examples:



Union Wellness