Finding a good practitioner in Craniosacral Therapy
Many “healers” are adding “craniosacral therapist” to their lists of titles. They have diverse backgrounds, ranging from laymen, masseurs to registered health care professionals like physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses. （When therapies are done by these licensed health care practitioners, the therapy is often covered by insurance.）
However, those “craniosacral therapists” who do NOT have healthcare professional licenses or equivalent documentation providing the legal ability to practice hands-on therapy for payment, often lack trainings in basic health sciences like anatomy, physiology and psychology. Thus they cannot be counted upon taking the responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of their clients.
Lots of CST practitioners attended accredited schools and have been certified ( please check the list here ）Because there are different levels of certification, you should double-check their background and specialty. “Ask your practitioners which level they have studied, are they certified and how often they do it.”
In Body Wisdom, all CST practitioners are licensed Physiotherapists who have studied Craniosacral Therapy to the highest levels, certified Masters or Diploma in Craniosacral Therapy and practice CST in their daily clinical work. Their professional background and knowledge provide a very solid foundation that enables them to provide the best therapy for all clients suffering from different medical conditions. Medical professionals are better equipped to detect precautions and contraindications plus implement preventive measures in patients because they understand pathology, anatomy, physiology and psychology, to name a few. As a result, clients receive better protection and more appropriate treatment.
Remember: A good practitioner in CST doesn’t force anything. You’re in it together, working with each other. If your symptoms aren’t getting any better after 4 to 6 sessions, the practitioner should refer you to another specialist.