Issues that benefit from ICST:
Integrative CranioSacral Therapy (ICST) is an approach to healing and recovery of the individual as a holistic journey. ICST is a manual therapy combining light touch, bodywork, and other disciplines to focus on quality of life, regardless of the starting point. It is a light-touch initiated therapy addressing restrictions that impact the nervous system and surrounding tissues.
Integrative CranioSacral Therapy sessions are conducted in private, quiet, and often calm settings. Sessions are conducted fully clothed, however shoes may be removed for client comfort. Sessions are customized to client needs and may consist of a whole-body or regionally focused application.
During an ICST session, some clients experience a deep state of relaxation and drift to sleep, while others may talk a great deal or take some time to settle in. Experiences are individual and differ from treatment to treatment. The therapist may support the arms, legs, head, or neck. This approach helps clients to participate in awareness and encourage the release of restrictions.
Benefits from an ICST session may includes a level of relaxation leading to the desire for a nap, quiet time, or time of reflection. One might notice an increase in energy and motivation. Changes in pain, stress, and sense of well-being are frequent. The benefits of an ICST session are rooted in the vitality, resiliency, and current state of health of the client.
The number of sessions a client needs will vary greatly depending on your condition and responses to treatment. Some clients will need a session or two while others may require continued maintenance to maintain optimal wellness.