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What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Posted on 01 August 2016 by Jason

What is all this talk about Craniosacral Therapy and what exactly is it? You may have heard the rave reviews about how much better people suffering from chronic pain, migraines, orthopedic problems, coordination impairments, and disorders such as PTSD and Chronic Fatigue are feeling after receiving Craniosacral Therapy. Susan Stokman, a medical massage practitioner, says she gets this question all the time and believes it is time to help make some sense of it.
Craniosacral Therapy is a learned skill that combines a gentle hands-on approach and a therapist who can “listen” to how your craniosacral system and central nervous system work together. Throughout your body there are little pathways that receive messages from your central nerve system. These messages create a rhythm, much like that of your heart beat.
A disturbance or blockage in one of these little pathways could prevent your body from healing and lower your immune system resistance to disease. Long term disturbances to your craniosacral system contribute to chronic pain, impairments in your coordination, tension, stress, fibromyalgia, and even emotional difficulties. Susan tells us “I was even more fascinated to learn that childhood conditions like colic can also be relieved by using craniosacral therapy“.
A certified craniosacral therapist is highly trained to evaluate and enhance the function of the body by looking for disturbances and releasing restrictions in your craniosacral and central nerve system’s rhythmic flow. Not every massage therapist can perform this type of work. Make sure you look for therapists that have received training in craniosacral therapy and are certified in the practice.

Susan Stokman is a medical massage practitioner at Body in Motion Massage Therapy, in Vancouver, WA. For more information, call 360-718-7603 or visit

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