Frequently Asked Questions About Craniosacral Therapy
What is craniosacral therapy? What is a craniosacral session like?
Craniosacral therapy is a light touch, on-the-body therapy that’s incredibly gentle and incredibly effective. Craniosacral therapy works with the whole body by calming the central nervous system and can address a wide range of issues from tongue tie, migraines, neck tension, anxiety, chronic pain and more. Craniosacral therapy works with the central nervous system, the cerebral spinal fluid, as well as releasing tension throughout the tissues. During craniosacral therapy, clients remain fully clothed and lay on a large, foam-padded massage table, laying face up. We have pillows, table warmers and blankets to make sure you’re comfortable and at the right temperature. For more information about what craniosacral is and what a session is like, take a look at our blog post What is Craniosacral Therapy? What is a Craniosacral Therapy Session Like?.
How much does a session cost?
A craniosacral therapy session cost varies based on length, but general costs are as follows:
- Initial intake session, 1.5 hours: $290
- Follow up session: $145-$190
For more specifics and prices for longer or shorter sessions, please visit our booking page for a full list.
For more on the cost of craniosacral therapy, please visit our blog post, How Much Does Craniosacral Therapy Cost? where we lay out in more detail the expected cost of receiving treatment based on your needs and the different options for payment
Do you take insurance?
We are able to accept Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex-Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your sessions, as we are an approved provider and craniosacral therapy is a qualified medical expense. We do not bill insurance, but we can provide a super bill for you to submit to your insurance or health care sharing provider.
What Does Craniosacral Therapy Do? Does Craniosacral Really Work?
For new clients, one of their main questions about craniosacral therapy is if it really works. Many people may have never heard of craniosacral therapy before, or confuse it with other alternative therapies such as energy work, reiki, massage or acupressure. Although there is relatively little large-scale research on the effectiveness of craniosacral therapies, that is largely because it hasn't been studied. The small studies and case studies that have been documented have shown positive results. Read more about the studies that support craniosacral therapy and the pillars that support its practice in our post What Does Craniosacral Therapy Do? Does Craniosacral Therapy Really Work?
With our own clients, we have seen incredible healing happen with craniosacral therapy, and our owner, Kelly O'Brien Pahman, came to craniosacral therapy after experiencing its effectiveness in healing her chronic pain and seeing the difference it made in the labors of her doula clients. We also invite you to read the stories of our clients and their results with craniosacral therapy, including craniosacral therapy for nerve pain, craniosacral therapy for tongue tie, craniosacral therapy for head shape concerns, craniosacral therapy for long covid, and many other testimonials shared on our blog.
Is Craniosacral Therapy Safe? Are there any risks or side effects?
In general, craniosacral therapy is incredibly safe and gentle, with no side effects (other than feeling relaxed and calm!). There are a few specific situations where craniosacral therapy is contraindicated, such as an active cerebral spinal fluid leak. For more details, please read our post Is Craniosacral Safe? Are There Any Risk or Side Effects to Craniosacral Therapy?