The Power of Gentle Touch: Cranial Sacral Therapy


Do you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? How about tightness in the jaw or TMJ?

Have you been looking for alternative ways to deal with stress and anxiety?

If you answered, ‘Yes’ to any of those questions then you may want to consider a Cranial Sacral Therapy session.

What is Cranial Sacral Therapy?    


Also called CranioSacral, Cranial Sacral Therapy is a little-known but highly effective approach to helping reduce stress and anxiety. It achieves this through delicate touch to the head, face, spine, and pelvic area.


The name Cranial Sacral comes from the two parts of the body that the work focuses on – the cranium or skull and the inverted triangle-shaped bone at the base of the spine called the sacrum.

Flowing up and down the spine and around the brain is a substance called cerebrospinal fluid.

In Cranial Sacral Therapy the practitioner places her hands on the skull, face, spine, or sacrum with very light touch to encourage the clear flow of cerebrospinal fluid. The practitioner might also place a hand underneath the client at the sacrum to help put the bone back in proper alignment.

Some of the ailments cranial sacral massage is reported to help are:

  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • TMJ
  • Stress and stress-related illness
  • Anxiety

What Does a Cranial Sacral Therapy Feel Like?

Because the touch is so gentle in Cranial Sacral Therapy, most people experience deep relaxation. Depending on the series of touches the practitioner applies, you can expect to feel anything from deep relaxation to profound feelings of comfort, care, and realignment.

In some people’s experience of receiving cranial sacral massage, especially at the time when the practitioner has one hand behind the skull and the other under the sacrum, it feels like an incredibly nurturing touch – almost maternal.

It’s this kind of slow and intentional touch that helps relieve stress and anxiety in many people. The body is allowed to deeply relax, which helps regulate the nervous system.

There is much that can be said for having any kind of body work done simply because having another person devote uninterrupted time to your care and wellbeing is deeply comforting and restorative. Yet cranial sacral goes even deeper than that by restoring a sense of peace and nurturing to your nervous system.

Don’t let the light touch fool you. Cranial Sacral Therapy is deep work.

Why not schedule a session today?

Holistic Body Harmony

(562) 665-4385

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Resources:; Accessed 2/23/19

© 2019 Tamara Jefferies.

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