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, and general wear and tear of the body.

who could benefit from craniosacral therapy?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or health challenges, craniosacral therapy could benefit 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).  

Craniosacral therapy for kids

Dali works with children of all ages, and infants that are 3 months and older. 

Does your child have frequent stomach aches? Headaches? Trouble focusing or sleeping? Are you concerned that a recent trauma is harming your child’s health? Is your child suffering from grief, depression, or anxiety? If so, Craniosacral Therapy may be a great therapeutic modality for your child.

Craniosacral Therapy is ideal for children because it is so gentle. Children with anxiety, learning difficulties and sensory processing, may find Craniosacral Therapy a supportive modality that helps them to feel calmer and safer. Craniosacral Therapy can aid kids with ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, austism, and other learning disabilities, by easing tension and building up a feeling of safety. It can also reduce tension patterns around the eyes and ears, so all areas of the brain that process langugage will function better.

Results vary for each child. It may take a few sessions to see best results. This is because some of their tension could date back to before they were born. Benefits may include improved management of emotions, elimination of ear infections, improved digestion, or better sleep. Most children experience noticeable results immediately.  

During their session, the child will take off their shoes but remain fully clothed, and you’ll be permitted to stay in the room (if you wish, otherwise, you can wait in the lobby area)

If a child’s system is overstimulated and they have a hard time relaxing during the treatment, Dali may integrate Reiki Energy Healing to balance the chakras and release any tension in the body from a more energetic space.