The Pond That Is You
The pond that is you
You show up for your first CranioSacral Therapy appointment. The room is low lit, the therapy table is dressed in a plush warm blanket, you hear the low chime of a calm song.
It looks like naptime.
You shared your story with me a few days ago by phone; you were in a car accident, or you have chronic neck pain, you are feeling daily anxiety, or maybe your sister had profound results with CST and you thought you’d try too.
Though you are used to deep tissue massage and enjoy the pain of contact with your aching muscles; here you are.
You have read that this therapy is subtle, but what does that even mean, really?
You settle in on the table; fully clothed and comfortable. I lightly place my hands at your ankles, then to your thighs, your hip bones, your ribs, your shoulders, and finally your head.
My touch is broad and steady, yet gentle.
In my initial palpation you wonder “why is her touch so light?”
In CranioSacralTherapy, I’m palpating a fluid system