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a light touch, hands-on approach that releases tension and restrictions deep in the body, in the
soft tissues around the brain and spine. This then decreases pain and dysfunction and improves health in the central nervous system.
What can I expect from craniosacral therapy?
In a session, Jocelyn will briefly discuss your past health history, especially trauma and injury history. Your fascia with be assessed and the area of restriction located. Gentle hands-on release will be applied while you stand, sit, or lay on the table. Positioning is determined by past history and current needs of the body.
Treatment: there is no specific number of treatments or time frame for treatment. Treatment schedule is determined by how chronic the problem area is, the amount of relief received between sessions, and your body's ability to integrate the treatment. Some people like longer 2-hour sessions, others prefer 1 hour. Craniosacral therapy and Dynamic Body Balancing are safe treatments that can be done often or spread out over weeks or months.
What Craniosacral Therapy can help?
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Stress and Tension
Infant and Childhood Disorders
Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
And Many Other Conditions
Founder of Cranioscral Therapy Dr. John Upledger
Dr. John E. Upledger pioneered and developed CST in his time as a clinical researcher and professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. During this time from 1975-1983, he led a team of physiologists, biophysicists and bioengineers in experiments that tested the existence and influence of the craniosacral system on the physical and emotional wellbeing of the body.
These studies went on to explain the function of the craniosacral system and its use in evaluating and treating poorly understood malfunctions of the brain and spinal cord. Dr. Upledger went on to develop CranioSacral Therapy and other complementary disciplines that are now taught worldwide to healthcare professionals through Upledger Institute International's educational programs.
Founder of Dynamic Body Balancing Dr. Carol Phillips
Dynamic Body Balancing
Dr. Carol Phillips, the founder of DBB is an internationally renowned lecturer and workshop instructor who has taught more than 10,000 hours of post-graduate training in CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Unwinding to chiropractors and bodyworkers throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Belgium, New Zealand, and Mexico over the last 25 years. Focusing on 'Balance in the Body' and 'Harmony in the Family', she is devoted to the prevention and treatment of physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma that may occur at any time from conception to delivery and beyond.
In most cases, DBB techniques are performed with the patient in the “position of injury”, which is primarily seated or standing. Patients in these positions will quickly and actively allow their bodies to re-enact an injury and will move in a gentle dance with their facilitator as their tissues begin the process of restoring a state of balance and harmony within the cells of the body. Emotions stored in every cell involved in the release are allowed to surface and the patient is encouraged to “breathe out” the “molecules of emotion” that no longer serve them.
Another difference in DBB is the additional training related to pregnancy and pediatric care. Consequently, mothers and babies who receive this work experience a happier and easier pregnancy and birth experience.