Cranial Sacral Therapy Experiences

What Are Cranial Sacral Therapy Experiences?

Cranial sacral therapy (CST) is a type of alternative medicine that uses gentle touch – as light as a nickel – to manipulate soft tissues in the head and neck to relax the back and the bones.

Some research has shown that CST may be effective for treating these conditions such as chronic headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, and stress, thus improving mental clarity, and boosting overall well-being.

Cranial sacral therapy experiences are usually performed by a licensed massage therapist, chiropractor, or occupational therapist. Some CST practitioners may also have training in Craniosacral Therapy.

What Are The Benefits Of Cranial Sacral Therapy?

The benefits of craniosacral therapy are many and varied, and you will mostly feel immediate relief from accumulated stress as well as profound feelings of calmness or relaxation.

Through increased awareness through this technique which helps identify areas where tension might be located in parts of the nervous system, you will feel more connected with your body

CST is said to offer various benefits, including relief from pain, tension, and stress; improved mental clarity; and enhanced well-being. Some research has shown that CST may be effective for treating chronic headaches, migraines, neck pain, and back pain.

are Cranial Sacral Therapy Experiences Safe?

CST is generally considered safe when performed by a trained practitioner. However, as with any type of therapy, there is always a risk of side effects or complications. These may include headaches, fatigue, and dizziness.

CST can benefit almost everyone, but it is important to know what conditions may prevent you from receiving craniosacral therapy. If you have not yet been released for treatment by your physician, we suggest waiting until you are cleared to experience CST.

Overall, CST is safe if you are in the hands of an expert because they will know how to handle your delicate head and spine as Cranial sacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive treatment. If you want to try cranial sacral therapy, make sure you go to a licensed provider like iHealth.

If you have any questions or concerns about whether CST is right for you, consult with a healthcare provider before undergoing CST or any other type of alternative medical treatment.

How Do I Prepare For A Craniosacral Therapy Session?

Wear something that makes you feel comfortable. A loose-fitting garment or yoga pants and tee will do just fine in this instance, but if there is any doubt, go ahead with what feels most comfortable. The last thing you need is to stress over what to wear.

If possible, try to eat a light meal beforehand and drink plenty of water. This will help you to relax during the session. A cup of hot, herbal tea can soothe the nerves. 

If you have any medical conditions or are pregnant, please be sure to let your therapist know before the session begins.

What Happens During A Cranial Sacral Therapy Session And How Is It Performed?

Once you are in the treatment room, your therapist will ask you to lie down on a massage table, on a comfortable surface, or sit on a chair. They may also use pillows or bolsters to support your body during the session.

To perform CST, the therapist will assess the client’s head, neck, and back for any areas of tension or dysfunction. They will then use a variety of gentle touch techniques to release the restrictions and improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

During the session, you may be asked to focus on your breath and pay attention to any sensations you feel in your body. You may also be asked to provide feedback to your therapist about your experience during the session.

The therapist will typically work with the client for 30 minutes to 1 hour, though longer sessions may be necessary for some people.

Sleeping while undergoing treatment may occur because these treatments send waves down into our core to relax.


Drinks are important after treatment to help with recovery! Water, juice, or other drinks can be helpful for rehydration.

You may feel lightheaded and woozy due to natural drops in blood pressure that occur during rejuvenation treatments. Drinking water beforehand may help reduce this feeling so stay hydrated throughout your session.

Take it easy for the rest of the day and get a good night’s sleep. Try not to book any other appointments or activities afterward so you can just relax and let your body recover. 

If you have any questions or concerns post-treatment, do not hesitate to reach out to your practitioner.

What is the cost of a CST session?

The cost of a session can vary depending on where you live and who your therapist is, but it is not an expensive endeavor.

The average price range per client goes anywhere from $70 to $170 for one consult. This usually involves trying out different treatment options to determine the best course of action for a given condition.

Usually, this is not covered by your insurance but there are already a few insurance companies that will cover the cost of CST if it is considered medically necessary.

If you are looking for a way to reduce stress and anxiety, cranial sacral therapy may be a good option for you. Sessions are gentle and non-invasive and can provide relief from symptoms in just one session.

Make sure to go to a licensed therapist, let them know if you have any medical conditions or are pregnant, and drink plenty of water before and after your treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns about CST, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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