CranioSacral Therapy

Through gentle touch, alleviate pain, stress, and dysfunctions throughout the whole body.

great for ongoing unhealed injuries

designed to create lasting relief

often works when other methods have failed

CranioSacral Therapy in Colorado Springs

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle but powerful healing modality that has its historical origins in the Civil War era and is well known for being able to address pain and dysfunctions that are often inaccessible by other means.

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How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?

Using light, focused touch we access the deep structures of the body via gentle contact with the connective tissues, which surround and connect all of your muscles and bones and all the different parts of your nervous system. We are able in this way to precisely locate and relieve the areas of restriction that are causing your pain, dysfunction and limitation.

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What our clients have to say

"I have had the pleasure of experiencing Avadhan as an instructor when I attended one of her cranial classes, and as a client. I have experienced several traumas to my head as well as the to the cranial sacral system. I have had 3 concussions as well as the trauma of falling from a roof and landing on my feet which caused issues in my entire system. Through her gentle and expert care I have eliminate the chronic migraines, gained a sense of calm and serenity in my being and gained more mobility and function in my pelvis and lower legs. I have also experienced a lower level of chronic pain and dysfunction in my neck and shoulders It was life altering in that I feel like I know operate at a higher functioning level."

Feryl Webster, Colorado Springs

"Avadhan, the work you and I do together continues to be life altering and nothing short of transformational for me. All levels of my experience (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) have been impacted by the process of working with you. The therapeutic space you hold and your amazing depth of expertise has allowed me to access the underlying energetic level where lasting changes have taken place. I honestly don’t know where I would be today if I had not had the benefit of your amazing skills in my pursuit of health and well being. Thank you so much for offering your gifts to those of us fortunate enough to experience them."

With deep appreciation, Janet Klco, Salida, CO

Using the lightest touch you can imagine, Avadhan makes powerful changes in the body. Her many years of training and experience coupled with her profound intuition give her an unerring sense of how to approach any physical issue. I came to her with TMJ issues and a few sessions made a dramatic difference in my jaw. It’s rare to find a somatic practitioner with such substance—I feel very grateful to have found Avadhan and recommend her highly to others seeking support and resolution for their physical issues.

Jane Hilberry, Colorado Springs

A Brief History of CranioSacral Therapy

All forms of CST derive from William Sutherland, an osteopath during the mid nineteenth century in the United States.

Since its pioneering development, this relativity young modality has become a tested and trusted method of therapy throughout the medical community.

William G Sutherland - CranioSacral Pioneer
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William Sutherland observed the fact that the body's central nervous system was in "constant rhythmic motion" and this motion was essential to human health.

Dr. Sutherland paved the way for many researchers and practitioners. One of them being Dr. John Upledger. When Dr. John Upledger encountered the work of William Sutherland during his osteopathic training, he became fascinated by it’d results. He adapted and modified Dr. Sutherland’s therapeutic techniques and also developed many of his own.

He established the Upledger Institute in 1985, which trains CranioSacral Therapy practitioners all over the world.

Avadhan Larson is a senior instructor for the Upledger Institute, and has been teaching CranioSacral Therapy to health care practitioners all over the world for 24 years.

CranioSacral Therapy is most typically beneficial to the following conditions:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Back and neck pain
  • TBI (traumatic brain injuries) and PCS (post-concussion syndrome)
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain
  • Chronic pain anywhere in the body
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic stress and/or anxiety/depression
  • Infant colic/breast-feeding challenges/latching difficulties/ tongue-tie
  • Learning disabilities/ASD (autistic spectrum disorder)
  • Neurological disorders, such as MS (multiple sclerosis) and Parkinson’s Disease
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What to Expect during your CranioSacral Sessions

CranioSacral Therapy sessions are tailored to each individual's unique needs.

The number of sessions needed varies widely due to the complexities of each case.

What does CranioSacral Therapy feel like?

CranioSacral therapy uses a light, gentle touch, which is very comfortable and pleasant. During a session most patients experience a state of profound relaxation and restoration, and this relaxed state sustains itself after treatment. This deep state of relaxation reduces stress in the body and supports the body’s self-healing capacity. Patients experience increased lightness, flexibility and fluidity, in addition to the diminishment of pain and other symptoms.

What should I wear to a CranioSacral session?

You will remain fully dressed during a CST session. It is best for your own comfort during a session to wear non-binding clothing like exercise or yoga wear but CranioSacral Therapy can be performed effectively through any type of clothing.

"I want to take a moment to try to do something that is impossible to do-- put into words how much I have appreciated your presence in our lives. Foremost, is of course the love and care and attention and concern and healing energy that you have brought to our daughter's care. I know you are deeply aware of how life altering her illness has been for all of us. We have labored to find the right path for her road to wellness, and you have been a huge part. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given to her."

Richard A, Massachusetts

"I recently moved to Colorado Springs from Boulder, CO. Boulder is known for being a mecca for healing practitioners and it is easy to curate the very best of the best. I am also trained in Somatic Experiencing (though not practicing) and have first hand knowledge of what a seasoned practitioner feels like. Avadhan possesses an undeniable mastery of both cranial sacral therapy and SE work. I am admittedly a snob about my practitioners and find that I am delighted to have found her. I was recently in a car accident and knew that it was important, due to my former training, to receive the work that she offers so that I could integrate a difficult event and not feel the lasting impact that such an event can cause. She was highly responsive and highly skilled in her work. My body readily received her work and I was able to melt into the table as my nervous system relaxed after being highly stimulated from the accident. I recommend her without hesitation."

Sue Bell, Colorado Springs

Activate your body's own self-healing

Once a source has been determined, we can assist the natural movement of the fluid and related soft tissue to help the body self-correct. This simple action is often all it takes to remove a restriction. Other times, CST may be combined with other complementary therapies to help restore the body to its optimum functioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Please get in touch so we can answer all your CranioSacral therapy related questions.