Hummingbird Natural Health
What to expect from a CranioSacral Session


Before the Session

If this is your first appointment, we will first work through your health history and your expectations from CranioSacral Therapy.

You will then lie down comfortably-fully clothed.  I will also have you take your shoes off.  I do recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothing.

The session is usually performed with you lying on a comfortable massage table, occasionally I may have you seated or standing.  I will begin by using a light touch at the feet-to assess where restrictions and other related problems exist in your body.  I will then continue to work through other parts of your body. 

During the Session

Experiences during a CranioSacral session are as individual as the clients themselves.  They also may differ from session to session.  Sometimes, you may deeply relax or even fall asleep, at other times you may talk a great deal, recalling hidden memories or expressing emotions.  You may even remain still during the entire session, hardly noticing my evaluation and treatment.  While others will experience sensations within the body as the evaluation process is continued. 

At various times throughout our session, I will support your limbs and spine while facilitating a release of accumulated tension.  This process is called energy cyst release or Myofascial release.  During this release, you may occasionally recall circumstances surrounding a past shock, trauma, or injury.  Releasing and re-experiencing past hurts assists the body in reversing dysfunction and restoring the previous level of mobility.  You can re-create those past hurts or dysfunction, this process has been named SomatoEmotional Release (SER)®

During a CranioSacral session it could be necessary to do some related work in the mouth ( Maxilla, Vomer, Mandible...) along with some of the face muscles, because these bones are closely related with the Sphenoid bone.  If not in balance they may be the root cause of the dysfunction.  

Following the Session

Just as your session can very from another individuals session greatly, the immediate results from person to person can be just as diverse.  This relaxed state may cause some people to sleep for many hours after a session, while others may experience a big increase in energy.  Reduction of pain or an increase in function may occur immediately after the session, or it may develop gradually over the next few days.  Because CranioSacral Therapy helps the body resume its natural healing processes, it isn't unusual for improvement to continue well after the session.  Meanwhile, for some here may be a reorganization and integration phase as the body adapts to the release of previously held patterns. 

What Conditions can it Help?

By addressing the root cause of dysfunction, it offers more than just symptomatic relief.  Because CranioSacral Therapy works directly with the Central Nervous System, it can benefit many conditions.  It has been very effective in helping:

• All types of Chronic Pain  Post-Surgical Dysfunction

 Anxiety  Orthopedic Problems

• Migraine Headaches  Vertigo   

• Stress and Tension Related Problems  Tinnitus

• Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome ( TMJ )  Sinusitis  

• Chronic Fatigue  Earache     

• Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders  Jaw Pain    

• Learning Disabilities  Loss of Taste and Smell

• Autism  Fascial Pain   

• Attention Deficit Disorder  Many types of Headaches      

• Motor Coordination Impairments  Eye-Motor Coordination Problems  

• Emotional Difficulties  Dyslexia    

• Central Nervous System Disorders   Reflux    

• Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries   Colic      

• Scoliosis  Breast Feeding Difficulties

 Depression      Poor latch

 Asthma  Prefers Feeding on one of their sides

 Poor Digestion  Sleep Issues

 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder   Uneven ear or eye position      

 Neurovascular or Immune Disorders                                                  Flat Spots or Bulges on the Head 

 Insomnia                                                                                   Difficult/Fast/Slow Birth