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January 22nd, 2021

CranioSacral Therapy Massage


CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a subtle yet profound form of treatment that addresses the whole body. This gentle, non-invasive form of bodywork has a direct calming impact on the nervous system. By using light techniques to release tension, this encourages the body to self-correct and relax, and relieve pain. 

It is common to experience a deep state of relaxation. CST involves the use of very light pressure but has widespread and profound effects. 

The founder of CranioSacral Therapy, Dr. John Upledger, a renowned osteopathic physician and surgeon teaches that movement exists within the cranial bones in a natural fashion. These cranial movements coincide with the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid. 

Sustaining an injury or postural dysfunction can affect cranial movement resulting in cranial restriction. CST works in freeing these restrictions and creating balance.

CranioSacral Therapy is effective in treating:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sinus congestion
  • Whiplash and head injuries
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia 
  • persistent headache following a lumbar puncture or epidural

Craniosacral Therapy for babies

CST is a gentle approach to infant care. Introducing body work to infants is beneficial following assisted births, such as forceps or vacuum births. Mothers experiencing difficulties breastfeeding notices an improvement with latch and a decrease in pain following a treatment. CST addresses jaw tension and restrictions affecting a baby’s tongue or palate allowing for a deeper latch and more efficient breastfeeding. CST is commonly used in infants experiencing colic, ear infections, generally fussiness, and torticollis (shortening of the cervical muscles resulting in a head tilt).

Meet our Registered Massage Therapists

Our diverse team of RMT’s at Ohana Wellness Clinic includes three practitioners with additional training for Craniosacral Therapy. Takayoshi Munemoto, Sarah Nottingham, and Jacqueline Sagredo provide CST treatments as part of a massage therapy treatment or as a stand-alone treatment. Sarah Nottingham is fully trained in pediatric / infant CST. Our RMT’s also have additional training in Myofascial release, prenatal massage, breast massage, medical acupuncture, and hot stone massage.

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