Ilene Sperling MA, CCC

Cranial Sacral Therapy

"Connecting to the wisdom of the body"

Cranial Sacral Therapy is a body work approach developed in the 1930's by Dr. William Sutherland. It has been taught by many other physicians over the past few years. The physicians noted there are subtle rhythms within the body that can be palpated by gentle, sensitive touch. These subtle rhythms exist within all cells of the body and are important for overall health and well-being.

When there are restrictions or limitations or loss of rhythmical motion within the cells or fluids of the body, health and well being may be compromised. As our bodies endure stresses and strains on a daily basis, the body absorbs these tensions. By absorbing the stresses and strains of daily life, tissues may begin to tighten up. This can compromise and affect the function of the Central Nervous System.

Cranial Sacral therapy uses gentle but skilled touch to help the entire body relax and begin a process of self healing. The gentle touch invites the rhythmic motion of the cells and fluids of the body to eliminate pain and stress and enhance health and well being.

Benefits of Cranial Sacral Therapy:

Movement Potential

Cranial Sacral therapy is beneficial for Infants & Children with:

  • Reflux and Digestive Disorders
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Abnormal Muscle Tone
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delays
  • Motor, Movement and Balance incoordination
  • Traumatic Birth History
  • Accidents, Injuries, Surgeries
  • Torticollis
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders

Cranial Sacral Therapy is beneficial for Adults with:

  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Anxiety or stress related disorders
  • Motor Incoordination
  • Digestive Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Many other conditions

The benefits of Cranial Sacral Therapy are many and each person may experience the benefits a little differently. Cranial Sacral therapy can:

  • Help the body achieve a deep relaxation
  • Decrease restrictions and limitations within the body in the tissues, muscles and bones
  • Help to restore rhythmical motion to the cells of the body leading to improved health
  • Help to restore motion to the cells of the body following surgeries, accidents or injuries
  • Help to release long held belief patterns
  • Help open the body and mind for transformation and change
  • Invite the body to open up to self-healing and self-correction to take place

Cranial Sacral Therapy can help improve learning and attention by:

  • Helping the central nervous system slow down
  • Helping to improve engagement and reciprocal interaction
  • Decreasing the stresses put on the system