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  • Writer's pictureMegan Cottrell

What To Expect from Craniosacral Therapy

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

We love this video put together by our own Daniel Peña, and wanted to share it with you and use it as an opportunity to answer some of our most frequently asked questions.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is very gentle. It predominantly uses 5 grams of pressure to alleviate tension or stress throughout the body. Although many people haven’t heard of these newer therapy, it’s incredibly effective for a number of conditions. Read more about Kelly’s own journey with using craniosacral therapy to overcome chronic pain and trauma, as well as the research that supports craniosacral therapy.

A craniosacral therapy session is usually between 45 and 90 minutes. Sessions happen laying on table, primarily face up, similar to a massage, but the client remains fully clothed throughout the session. Read more about what you can expect from a session and what you might feel during and after a session. Craniosacral therapy is extremely safe and effective.

What ages do you work on?

We can work anywhere from birth to death, and it’s a fantastic modality for all of those ages. Learn more about our specific expertise with babies and young children, which can be difficult to find in a craniosacral therapist with the appropriate experience.

Where are you located?

The Craniosacral Center of Grand Rapids is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are right off of 96 and Cascade. Our address is 1015 Parchment drive, in a cul de sac off of Cascade road. Often people think 1015 is a suite number, but it’s actually the building address. Come up to the second floor of the building to find our office.

One of our clients often calls our office their “happy healing space.” The woods, the windows, the natural light and the gentle therapy all come together to create a healing environment. The space nurtures the healing process from even before you get in the door until well after you leave.

What kind of issues does craniosacral therapy address?

At our center, we see clients regarding a long list of conditions, from feeding concerns, to tension throughout the body, and many conditions that affect the central nervous system. Because craniosacral therapy works on several different body systems, it can impact a wide variety of ailments. Read more about some of these conditions and clients who have found relief through craniosacral therapy, including: TMJ, seizures, migraines, breastfeeding troubles, stress, pregnancy, long COVID, torticollis and plagiocephaly, tongue tie and more.

How can I book an appointment? What is the process for becoming a client?

You can book an appointment by calling our office, sending us a text or booking online. For all new clients, book an intake session, which is 90 minutes regardless of your age. Many clients travel a long distance to come to our center because craniosacral therapy is not available near them, and for those clients, we can also offer longer sessions. Then we can schedule follow-up sessions depending on age, need and severity of your issue. We will tailor a treatment plan for you and your needs. Learn about cost and payment options, as well as insurance payment.

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