Craniosacral Therapy in Asheville, NC

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of the fluids in and around the central nervous system. Craniosacral Therapy enhances the craniosacral system, which is comprised of cerebrospinal fluid that protects the brain and spinal cord. By releasing restrictions within the craniosacral system, a CST practitioner is able to improve the funcion of the central nervous system, as well as other systems in the body including digestion, respiratory, circulatory, and muscuoskeletal.

By facilitating the body’s natural and innate healing processes, Craniosacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, while alleviating restrictions and adhesions caused by surgeries, motor vehicle accidents, a sedentary lifestyle, chronic stress and anxiety, PTSD, fatigue, and general wear and tear.

Dali has received her Craniosacral Therapy credentials from the renowned Upledger Institute.  She is certified in Craniosacral Therapy Level I, II and III including Somato-Emotional Release and Pediatrics Craniosacral Therapy.  When necessary, she integrates Brain Balance Therapy in some of her sessions to affect specific nuclei in the brain (particularly those in charge of “fight or flight”) for optimal results.  This is what makes her treatments unique and highly effective for many of the conditions listed below.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or health conditions, Craniosacral Therapy could be an effective, complementary treatment for you:

How to prepare for your session

Receiving Craniosacral Therapy can be a deeply relaxing experience for your mind and body, and it may take a little time to process and integrate the changes after a treatment. Ideally, you would not be scheduled to do anything physically, mentally, or emotionally rigorous after a session. Give yourself some time to integrate the subtle, yet powerful changes you will experience in your body in the days to come. 

Sessions are done fully clothed and it is advisable to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes so the therapist can easily access the sacrum and necessary tissues. 

Craniosacral Therapy can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other manual therapy treatments including  lymphatic drainage,  brain lymphatic drainage, and at times Reiki Energy Healing (if the chakras need to be aligned).