What It Is: Oh my heck Cranial Sacral Therapy is like a tiny baby is touching you on your head and back. Like, a tiny baby using an angel feather. Seriously, she barely touched me. When done correctly, the touch in Cranial Sacral Therapy is the weight of a nickel on the brain and spinal cord.
The Claims: So according to the Uplenger Institute it's supposed to "release tensions deep in the body around the brain and spinal cord to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It is listed as a specific aide for PTSD by the developer of the practice. It unblocks the chi and we all know my chi is in need of some serious rotor-rooting. Costs vary by practitioner. I paid $80 for one session.
What It Did For Me: So I gotta be honest. I didn't exactly know what this was when I went to have it done. Sometimes I just wing it without any research and try something new. Go me! To be completely honest I found out about Cranial Sacral Therapy when a friend mentioned it on Facebook that someone I REALLY look up to (like, I idolize this woman and can barely breathe when she's in the room) does Cranial Sacral Therapy. I messaged the goddess woman (sort of just to be in her presence, because I am in AWE of her) and she booked me a sesh. I learned that the cranial is the head (you probably knew that) and the sacral is the sacrum (which I pretended like I knew what/where my sacrum was, I guessed near my bum, and I googled it when I got home). I was close (same zip code but north), it's at the bottom of the spine between the hip bones. I was worried she was going to touch my bum, but she didn't. Just my spine and lower back over my clothes. I Googled you this pic so you can locate your sacrum:
PTSD Chick Rating: 3 of 5. I TOTALLY felt my energy move (which was weird but awesome) when she (barely) touched me. I also TOTALLY felt the movement stop when she said certain words negative words that were intended to stop the energy. The woman who did this to me is my HERO and I know she infused me with her love while working on me. Truthfully, I was probably so enamored with her that I didn't give the session my full concentration. I definitely felt more open, positive, and flowing. It's important that energy moves.
"Worms will not eat living wood where the vital sap is flowing;
Rust will not hinder the opening of a gate when the hinges are used each day.
Movement gives health and life.
Stagnation brings disease and death."
- proverb in traditional Chinese Medicine
Definitely try it if you feel like want a non-intrusive, light-touch, energy moving experience.