Harmony Ridge Healing Arts

Utilizing Craniosacral Therapy to help people have better health, more joy and live more fully with harmony in body, mind and spirit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my Craniosacral session take place?
The session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Will I undressed?
Unlike most massage sessions, you will remain dressed during your Craniosacral session.  Please wear comfortable clothing for the most enjoyable session.

Does Craniosacral therapy mean the therapist only works at the head?  
No.  Craniosacral therapy is a whole body therapy and can be done at any location on the body.  The therapist will evaluate your body and work where restrictions are indicated.  

What will Craniosacral feel like?
Because light touch is most often used in Craniosacral therapy you may not feel anything. Or you may feel a great deal. Each session is unique and each persons experience will be their own.  People often notice heat, tingling, pulsating. itching, twitching and many other sensations. Sometimes the person will notice certain feelings or emotions such as laughing, crying, sadness, anger, hurt etc. Frequently people either fall asleep or, at the very least, feel very relaxed.  Generally a session takes a person out of the Beta and into the Alpha or Theta brain wave state.  A session also resets the parasympathetic nervous system - taking one out of fight or flight and into a rest and digest state.  

What should I do during the session?
Prior to the session, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions or share any concerns you may have. During the session, make yourself comfortable, relax and allow your body to sink into the table.  Closing your eyes can be relaxing but is not required. If at any point your body needs to move or make adjustments, please allow that to happen. Communicate with your therapist if you need something or are noticing something you'd like to share or if you have any questions. There may be times when the therapist will ask you questions and may ask you to answer them silently or out loud.  

How will I feel after the session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Often the greatest benefits are noticed in the 24-48 hours following the session.

Are there any medical conditions that would make where Craniosacral therapy is not advised?
Yes, CST will not be done for any conditions for which a change in inter cranial pressure is contraindicated.

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