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Craniosacral Physical Therapy

Tranquil, quiet, profound.

Gentle manipulations guide  your nervous system to a deeply relaxed state to release tension and restrictions; restoring clarity and comfort.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a surprisingly gentle yet transformative full-body hands-on therapy that aims to release tension deep in the body to restore peace within the body and mind.  Performed in over 110 countries around the world; CST evaluates and enhances the craniosacral system.  That system is comprised of the connective tissue/membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

CST is known to foster healing breakthroughs when nothing else seems to work or when things don’t make sense- particularly with stubborn pain patterns or symptoms that perhaps are elusive to traditional Western medicine treatment options and MRI machines.

How it works

CST affects our central control systems which power processes such as nerve conduction, digestion, circulation, and movement.  This internal communication can be thrown off by injury or a protective or inflammatory response (physically or emotionally).

CST enhances the function of the cerebrospinal fluid which washes out impurities from the brain, transfers nutrients, and provides protective cushioning to the brain and spinal cord.  If the health of this system  has been affected;  the brain, nervous system and all its controls can develop symptoms (all tissues - cellular, fascial, pain, sleep, digestion/appetite, lymphatic, strength, anxiety/fatigue, cognition, posture and more).

CST  at Vitam is performed by a  Physical Therapist who has had extensive training in CST and somatoemotional release.

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CST has been a game-changer. I felt an immediate shift after my first session and each session felt like a reset button for my well-being,  Now I’m experiencing fewer migraines, a clearer mind, and an overall sense of calm.

The Vitam (service) experience:

  • CST will be a part of an integrative Physical Therapy session with all of your goals in mind

  • CST is performed in a private treatment room with your Physical Therapist

Preparing for your session:

  • Wear loose fitting, comfy clothes including clean socks.  Do not wear restrictive clothing or tight items such as underwire or sports bras

  • Be well hydrated

  • You will likely be relaxed - many people prefer to have some non structured time after their session

We promise:

  • Your session will be informative, relaxing and rejuvenating.

  • To combine your words and intuition with our hands, eyes, experience, intuition, and education - to guide your unique 1:1 session.

  • To go beyond just CST treatment by adding highly skilled manual therapies or neuromuscular re-education activities to remedy impairments or aggravating factors.

We look forward to treating you. 
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Craniosacral Physical Therapy is particularly helpful in treating or supporting:

  • Migraines

  • Headaches

  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)

  • Dental challenges

  • Orthopedic problems

  • Chronic pain

  • Motor-coordination impairments

  • Central nervous system disorders

  • Concussion

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Immune disorders

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Sleep challenges

  • Cognitive difficulties

  • Emotional difficulties/depression

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Conception, Pregnancy, Birth

  • Postpartum healing

  • Pediatric challenges

  • Autism & sensory processing

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Post-surgical dysfunction


We’ve got answers. 

Phone: 209-830-1668


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