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Craniosacral Therapy
San Diego

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle yet effective detection and correction method that
encourages your body's natural healing mechanisms. This therapy has been shown to help dissipate the adverse effects of stress on your central nervous system and can lead to better overall health and resistance to illness.

The craniosacral system is responsible for protecting the brain and spinal cord and
consists of the skull, face, and jaw bones. It extends down to the sacrum, commonly referred to as the tailbone. Any imbalances in this system could potentially lead to several sensory, motor, or neurological disorders. These problems might include chronic pain, scoliosis, issues with motor coordination, learning disabilities, and other health problems.

Bodhi Massage therapists are well-trained to perform craniosacral therapy in San

Craniosacral therapy, or CST, is a gentle hands-on treatment to relieve various symptoms, including headaches and neck pain. In addition to relieving tension in the central nervous system, CST may help reduce the pain caused by multiple other symptoms. The membranes and movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system are examined with a light touch. It relieves the tension and improves health and immunity, resulting in well-being with little to no pain.

What to expect from Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive treatment option that helps alleviate pain in the body. The therapist will use a light touch to detect imbalances in the craniosacral system and then use delicate manual techniques to release restrictions in those areas. Craniosacral therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies like massage, and a typical session lasts anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes.

The initial consultation with your trained therapist will begin with them asking you questions and taking notes about the painful spots on your body. The therapist starts the treatment by using light pressure techniques on your face. This helps them determine whether there are disruptions or restrictions amongst the fascial system that could inhibit you from completely feeling your absolute best. This technique gently releases restrictions and allows for optimal fluid movement. The result is a deep sense of calm, well-being, and increased self-awareness and clarity.


Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is beneficial for almost everyone. CST is a gentle method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system, including the tissues and fluids that protect your brain and spinal cord. CST is effective for various medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

● Migraines and headaches
● Allergies
● Depression
● Chronic neck and back pain
● Motor-coordination impairments
● Anxiety, stress and tension-related           problems
● Spinal cord injuries


However, there are a few conditions under which CST may not be appropriate, and you need to talk with your practitioner for specific concerns you may have. Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that can be useful in relieving chronic pain, headaches, TMJ Dysfunction, emotional trauma, and stress-related dysfunctions. 

Head Massage
Head Massage


CST is unsuitable for patients suffering from certain conditions such as aneurysms, an expansion of the brain's blood vessels, or arteries.

Ready to Book a Craniosacral Therapy Session?

Craniosacral Therapy is a relaxing and gentle treatment that can positively impact many different body functions. Contact us today to book an appointment and experience the joy and relaxation that craniosacral therapy can bring. We look forward to helping you!

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