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How does cranial sacral therapy work?   
  by Soma Sexton on Saturday, September 26, 2015

In a cranial-sacral session, you will lie on a massage-type table in a quiet, peaceful and nurturing setting. As your therapist, I will apply subtle touch, “listening” through my hands to detect the cranial-sacral rhythm, as well as restrictions to its movement and fluidity. 

Depending on what is detected, I will move my hands to various areas of the body, using soothing, light touch to release blockages in the “Breath of Life.” This enables its fluid movement throughout the cranial-sacral system, specifically the tissues, fluids, and bones within it.

At the start of your first session, you will be invited to fill out some basic health and wellness paperwork, as well as share health concerns. With every session, however, you are always free to share any thoughts, feelings, or concerns before the treatment begins. 

Silence is usually maintained during the treatment, allowing me to focus on and listen to what is transpiring in the cranial-sacral system. Some conversation, when appropriate, may take place. It’s possible that you may drift off to sleep or remain awake. I welcome discussion and more sharing about the experience at the end of your session.

Cranial-sacral therapy takes place in a setting that is safe and free of judgment. Anything that comes up or that patients wish to communicate is encouraged and viewed as confidential.

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Cranial Sacral Therapy Patient Reviews

GREATER PEACE & BALANCE

After just several sessions, I noticed relief from my TMJ. I also experienced a new level of relaxation from the treatments and the refreshingly free, yet rare feeling that comes with letting go of anxiety and stress. Even if I had tried to hold on to stress and anxiety during a session, Soma's healing hands and intuitive healing have now led my body to do what it's really needed. The result? Greater peace and greater balance. She's amazing!  Katie Roberts, Hood River, OR

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SUBTLE TOUCH

Soma's Cranial Sacral Therapy seems almost magical. Not only is she able to set me in a state of uttermost relaxation during her sessions, her methods are extremely effective.
How can a subtle touch heal anything? In my case, she was able to ``cure`` my reoccurring headache. I suffered years of feeling a constant pressure on the outside of my head, where conventional doctors tried recommending everything including MRI and serious painkillers.

She is knowledgeable, very professional and extremely attentive. She truly listens. I would highly recommend Soma to anybody searching for an unconventional therapist, deep long relaxing massage or an alternative to a handful of Ibuprofen....

Soma, I Love what you do!!!

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GENTLE TOUCH

I have had several Cranial Sacral Treatments with Soma in the past year. She has a very quiet, gentle touch which was especially calming. One of my sessions I was experiencing a lot of tension in my jaw from a previous Chiropractic adjustment. Soma was still in school and just so happened to be studying the jaw. About 24 hours after my session with her the tension subsided.

She is very passionate about her newly discovered calling and is excited to create a business for herself that encourages peace, gratitude and balance in her life...in the world...and in the body. Why not start with ``the head first``.

Maryanne Hammer

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COMMITMENT TO HEALTH

To date I have had the pleasure of receiving the healing hands of Soma Peterson on three occasions for Cranial-Sacral therapy. Unfortunately, I can not say that I received these treatments for any specific reason or ailment. What I can say is this therapy is like nothing I have ever experienced. I know of nothing else that can bring about such relaxation, clarity of the mind and sense of well being. It seemed as though every nerve in my body and thought in my mind had been reset to a perfect state of calm. Soma has an energy, presence and touch that is nothing short of magical. ~ Kim