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Therapy Spotlight: Craniosacral Therapy

Jun 26, 2015 06:23PM ● By Kim Pilgrim

Kim Pilgrim

At age 10, you twist your ankle playing soccer, believe it is healed, yet at 16 develop headaches and can’t figure out why. Your body has done its best to heal and compensate. Whiplash, dental work, surgery, emotional and physical abuse can all lead to disturbances in the body. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) can help bring the body back into balance and integrate your life experiences.

CST is a light-touch approach. Clients remain clothed and lie on a massage table, often going into a deep, relaxed place. CST is a great complement to other modalities such as chiropractic, massage, psychotherapy and physical therapy. It has helped with neck and back pain, TMJ, inflammation, concussion, stress, anxiety, depression and much more.

Practitioners of CST listen to the body and allow it to show them where and how restrictions and emotions can be released. Energy is redirected from compensation to proper movement and function. Releasing of tension in the body frees up the spinal cord and cranium, allowing for optimal flow of cerebral spinal fluid.

This balancing of the central nervous system results in moving from a state of fight/flight/freeze to rest/restore/digest. When this happens, it allows for clearer thinking, an improved immune system, more balanced mood and easier physical movement. In addition to these improvements, clients report feeling they have come home to themselves and opened to a greater sense of self. Come experience the subtle yet deeply profound work of CST.

Kim Pilgrim is a Craniosacral therapist practicing in Shoreview and Minneapolis. For more information, call 651-366-1112 or visit

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