Beth Stoller, Licensed Massage Therapist

Integrative Holistic Healing

30 Minute Complimentary CranioSacral Therapy Treatment


If you are reading this you are most likely enduring combinations of sadness, poor concentration, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, guilt, low self esteem, and more…These issues untreated, can lead to impaired daily activities, stress on your personal and business relationships and manifestation of health conditions and physical pain. No matter how serious your situation is, know that depression is treatable and/or manageable.

Stress and anxiety are part of the body’s natural defense mechanism for dealing with danger.  If the body is secreting these hormones continually, they can lead to health issues, including heart problems and high blood pressure.  Anxiety is a similar condition which is characterized by feelings of panic or phobias associated with specific social situations, and can lead to depression if left unchecked. People are looking for natural, non intrusive alternatives to stress management and alleviating anxiety, and CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is one such discipline worth exploring.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CST focuses on the area of the head and spine, with the belief that the spinal fluid surrounding the body’s nervous system is crucial to our wellbeing. CST can help to enhance the functioning of all the body's organs via manipulation of this area.

Stress and Anxiety

Stress is characterized by the release of hormones into the blood stream which raise our heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate.  This equips us to deal with potentially stressful situations, such as fleeing from a threat.  When this is triggered too often, or continually, the body and its organs are placed under pressure – and leads to the phenomenon of stress.  Anxiety is characterized by an aversion to any new situation - when it becomes acute these feelings are often irrational. Sufferers can experience a rapid heartbeat, sweating and difficulties in breathing. Anti-social behavior and depression may result.  Managing stress is one way of protecting yourself from the potential negative health implications. Stress and anxiety can be managed by including the following elements into your life:

Sufficient exercise

Healthy eating habits

Adequate sleep and rest

Ample relaxation and downtime

Avoiding or limiting stress in your life 

Other disciplines such as yoga, meditation and CranioSacral Therapy are increasingly utilized alongside these techniques to aid recovery and healing.

How Can CranioSacral Therapy Help Stress and Anxiety?

The ultimate goal of the therapy is for the release of energy or blockages in the nervous system via manipulation and 5 grams of pressure… about the weight of a nickel.   This is done with the client clothed (comfortable work out style clothing) and lying on a massage table. Practitioners will typically focus on the head, spine and pelvic area, with a treatment or session lasting around an hour.

By letting go and allowing the nervous system to relax and unwind, it opens the body’s innate ability to express it’s miraculous self healing mechanisms…the body begins to self correct.

CranioSacral Therapy for Stress and Anxiety

May 20, 2010 from Natural Therapy Pages Article

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