This gentle hands-on therapy is one of my favorite ways to balance the nervous system and bring pain relief. Craniosacral Therapy is based on the work of Dr. John Upledger and his predecessors. It focuses on subtle movements within the central nervous system and through the body. Using gentle pressure, I assess your body for areas of tension and restricted movement and then assist as your body unwinds and releases.
Appointments with me last for about an hour. For those wanting a longer experience, we can also schedule 90-minute treatments. As this therapy is very relaxing, many people find themselves falling asleep or going into a deep meditative state similar to when they receive acupuncture or an excellent massage. Others stay awake but relaxed and we talk both about what I am finding as well as what you are experiencing.
Personally, Craniosacral Therapy is my preferred way to have my chronic pain addressed. The usual increases in pain I experience with other types of bodywork do not occur when I receive Craniosacral Therapy. I also enjoy adding herbal therapies like essential oils or relaxing herbs to the treatment.
My practice with Craniosacral Therapy is always evolving as I expand my training through monthly group practice sessions and multi-day training at least twice yearly. I am in love with this therapy and I would be honored to add this treatment to your healing plan.
Insurance often covers this treatment once your deductible has been met. If you have CareOregon insurance, we will need to pursue prior authorization through your insurance before starting this therapy which includes an assessment visit with me first and then about 1-2 weeks to hear back on an answer. If you have Providence insurance and you purchased it through the health market, we will need a referral from your Primary Care Home that has gone through Providence and been approved before we can get started. I’m happy to answer all other health insurance questions in a free 20-minute consult or at our first visit.
To read more about Craniosacral Therapy, feel free to check out Your Inner Physician and You from my lending library or visit the Upledger Institute: https://www.upledger.com/