What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on touch therapy that facilitates your body to respond in a healing way to the specific hand placements of the therapist during the session.

Are there any side effects from Craniosacral Therapy?

Usually there are only pleasant sensations during and the session and most often complete relaxation. After the session there is Processing by the Central Nervous System, and can often take a few days and up-to a week to complete. This is your body’s response to releasing trapped emotions, negative experiences and trauma your body has been holding on to.

How often should you have Craniosacral Therapy?

Generally most people come once per week. Some adults and small Children can be seen two or even three times per week.

How costly is Craniosacral Therapy?

Every practitioner’s charge is different. Cost depends on the therapist’s experience and skill-set. Some practitioners are better than others in their ability to provide results. Therefore, you cannot gage the overall cost based solely on the per-visit cost. Most people need multiple visits, but that range would vary from doctor to doctor.

How long is a typical Craniosacral Therapy session?

A typical session is one hour for adults and thirty to forty five minutes for children.

Can you do Craniosacral Therapy on yourself?

Yes, with the proper training you  can learn self-care craniosacral therapy. There are self-help books available on this subject and some practitioners teach it in-office to their patients.

What does Craniosacral Therapy feel like?

Most people report a soothing, relaxing and pain / symptom alleviating feeling during the session. People report various pleasant sensations throughout the body, warmth, tingling, muscle twitch, a letting go feeling, a muscle relaxation, pressure release, etc.

Who can administer Craniosacral Therapy?

Any person that is a healthcare professional such as Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist,  Chiropractor, Nurse, Dentist, Medical Doctor, Osteopath, Acupuncturist and other licensed practitioners that attend continuing education craniosacral therapy seminars, as offered by the Upledger Institute. Experience in Craniosacral therapy is the biggest asset of any practitioner

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy in NYC.

Dr. Alex Kaminsky

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues.  The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.

The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health. 

Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments.  This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable.  By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.

The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain.  To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.