Craniosacral Fascial Therapy
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy is a very gentle, natural approach with powerful therapeutic effects.
What is CFT?
- It is based on his theory that the Craniosacral and Fascial systems are not separate but one interconnected system. CFT blends the two established modalities of Dr. William Sutherland’s Cranial Sacral Therapy and John Barnes’ Myofascial Release, along with dental techniques developed from Dr. Gillespie’s experience as a periodontist.
Basically, fascia is the body’s connective tissue, providing a framework that helps support and protect muscles, organs, and the entire body as a unit. It is an all-encompassing web found throughout the body that protects the entire body as a whole. It envelopes organs, muscles, nerves and even blood, for protection from outside trauma. It supports the musculoskeletal system and allows us to perform functional activities like walking, jumping, running, or simply changing position.
The intricate craniosacral fascial system originates in the body’s core around the brain and spinal cord, and extends through the fascial web. A healthy system allows for the free flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain, down the spine, to the sacrum, and into the fascia.
All of us have experienced trauma — difficult birth, surgery, auto accidents, falls, concussions, dental work/orthodontics, vaccinations, and emotional trauma, to name a few. Starting from birth, traumas accumulate and can create strain and toxicity in the craniosacral fascial system, restricting critical brain motion. Damage to the craniosacral fascial system can cause poor blood flow, diminish nerve impulses, hinder brain function, limit range of motion, and cause a host of other ailments.
Our brains must expand and contract. Any restrictions or damage to this motion can greatly effect our health and wellbeing.
CFT techniques are designed to gently unwind and release accumulated fascial strain. This allows optimal mobility and better brain function. When the Craniosacral Fascial System is loose and open there is free flow of cerebrospinal fluid to help nourish and cleanse toxin.
Investment for a 50 min session is $110 per session.
Over two years ago my dear daughter was injured at work and suffered a concussion! Her symptoms were severe headaches, neck pain, ringing of the ears, nausea and dizziness to name a few…We tried more traditional allopathic ways of helping her recover but she was primarily given strong medications, ironically the same medication we gave our anxious cat to go to the vet. Finally we received help at the Family Hope Center in PA @ familyhopecenter.com. There she was given a program to recover and the suggestion to have regular CFT sessions. I found that the best way for us to give her what she needed was to become trained in CFT myself. I now give her a session daily or every other day for her recovery. It feel like a mother’s miracle, I’m so grateful that I can help her heal!
Let's connect about whether CFT would be a good fit for you
Here are four things that you can expect at a
The sessions are 50 minutes long. You will be initially laying down on a massage table, sitting up or standing during the treatment depending on what’s need for your healing.
Are you experiencing discomfort, pain or stuckness in your body?
If so, for how long and in what areas of your body? Bring this information to your session. During the session you can let me know if it changes and you feel sensations somewhere else. Your body is healing!
During the session your body will unwind and heal itself
With the light touch and guidance of my CFT techniques your body will respond supported by the 3 systems working in place; craniosacral, fascial, and autonomic nervous system.
You participate too!
When you feel a release or an area that has a new sensation this is the healing happening. Let me know what and where you feel it. Your body may move in a way that that show that it is unwinding. Sometimes emotions and memories also come forward as part of the body-mind healing process.
Relax and feel - Oh , so good :))
As the session comes to a close your body can completely let go and rest. A deep calmness and contentment washes over and through you…How great is that?
Why Alive with Ami
Ami has the safest touch I’ve ever experienced!
Never before have I felt like I could trust someone so completely. I'm a massage therapist and I've had lots of experience being touched:)) Maria S, NC
During my CFT treatment, Ami peeled another layer of tension that I’ve felt for years completely release from my body. That tension is something I've always felt, it completely went away just like that!I feel such relief and openness instead of tightness and fear there. CRT is amazing.
I was so stressed out before my CFT session with Ami and that changed. I had gotten to the point where I just couldn’t think anymore about things. During the session it was like my tension was unwinding and my body automatically started moving as a result of Ami’s light touch. My body knew what it needed and did it! I feel more open and the tension in my jaw, neck and upper body just melted away. It’s an amazing experience.
I think CFT is the most impactful and successful therapy in my recovery around a concussion I suffered from two years ago. My headaches and tension in my neck and shoulders always feel so much better after my treatment. My body and I look forward to each and every session!
When Ami told me about CFT, I was intrigued. I had no expectations, but was willing to try it, as I am a firm believer that we hold our emotions in our body. I have had several sessions and the biggest bonus for me is that I am able to let go of other peoples stuff and not carry others emotions around. Specifically family members”!!! And I find it to be very relaxing and releasing for me.