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Cranio Sacral


CranioSacral Therapy to a patient by Nicole Longwell in Dunedin Florida

CranioSacral Therapy - The Healing Power of a Gentle Touch

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.


Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being that your central nervous system. And few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system – the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.


Every day you endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord.

CranioSacral Therapy to a patient

Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system – and the performance of nearly every other system in your body.

CranioSacral Therapy can release those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch – starting with about the weight of a nickel – practitioners evaluate your internal environment. Then they use distinctive light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find.

By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CranioSacral Therapy may naturally eliminate pain and stress, strengthen your resistance to disease, and enhance your health and well-being. And because it is so gentle, CranioSacral Therapy can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders as well as for a variety of conditions.

Image by Sharon McCutcheon



A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes place in a more quiet setting. You remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded table. By gently touching/palpating various areas of your body Nicole will monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system.

Then carefully listening with her hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, Nicole can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system.

A CranioSacral Therapy session is either 60 or 90 minutes long. FSM or Microcurrent will be integrated into the session to facilitate more profound effects. What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas Nicole is working on.

Serving Dunedin, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Ozona areas, and more.

CranioSacral Therapy has been known to improve your body’s ability to take better care of you. It may help relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness, and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Infant and Childhood Disorders

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • TMJ Syndrome

  • Scoliosis

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities


  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • And Many Other Conditions

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