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Joyce Bryan, CMT, CST-T

Certified CranioSacral Therapist

22231 Mulholland Hwy, #112

Calabasas, CA 91302

By Appointment

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive approach to bodywork where the therapist uses a light touch (about the weight of a nickel) to facilitate the release of tension patterns throughout the body and to promote self-healing, whole body health, and performance.  It  balances the subtle rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid and enhances the body's ability to self-correct. Generally, this type of therapy is deeply relaxing and can be either used alone or integrated with other therapies. It is good for all ages -- from prenatal to advanced years.


CranioSacral Therapy is not massage. The client lies on a comfortable, padded table in comfortable street clothes in a quiet, private setting. The client does not disrobe. 

What does CranioSacral Therapy Address?

CranioSacral Therapy improves your body's ability to take care of you.  It helps relieve a wide spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, some of which include:

Migraines and Headaches

Chronic Neck and Back Pain

Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

Motor-Coordination Impairments

Infant and Childhood Disorders

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Chronic Fatigue


TMJ Syndrome


Central Nervous System Disorders

Learning Disabilities

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Even if there is no obvious area of dysfunction, CranioSacral Therapy is a valuable experience that allows your body to enter into a state of deep relaxation and provide support for everyday challenges that often occur.  Many people regularly have these sessions as part of their ongoing body maintenance and health. 


There are a few contraindications for CranioSacral Therapy -- in essence, any physiological condition in which slight changes in intracranial pressure could negatively affect the client.

What are the Benefits of CranioSacral Therapy?

  • Improves self esteem and promotes a sense of well being

  • Relieves fascial restrictions

  • Improves posture

  • Improves range of motion, decreased pain and stiffness

  • Encourages blood circulation and hydration in soft tissues

  • Promotes healing after injury

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Aids digestion

  • Relieves stress and anxiety by reducing levels of cortisol

  • Helps depression by boosting levels of serotonin and dopamine

  • Promotes healthy sleep

  • Supports better functioning of immune system by stimulating lymph flow

  • Helps reduce headache symptoms

Short demo and brief summary of a CranioSacral session


Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D

and Upledger Instructor

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