Benjamin Shield, Ph.D.

Craniosacral Therapy

A unique form of health care, Craniosacral Therapy requires a compassionate and understanding relationship between the health professional and the client. Practitioners of Craniosacral Therapy are called upon to use the best within us to treat the best within our clients. This process enables the client to call upon her or his own natural corrective activities within the Craniosacral system. Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle approach, working with the person’s whole structure, physiology, mind, and spirit.

Craniosacral therapy (CST) can be beneficial for many conditions and for individuals of all ages. CST can be applied to assist with conditions such as imbalances of the nervous system, accidents and physical trauma, hyperactivity, behavioral problems, headaches, and sensory disorders.

CST is a gentle non-invasive form of treatment in which the therapist aligns with the subtle rhythms of the client. Delicate touch allows the therapist to entrain and balance the Craniosacral system, bones, sutures and membranes. We will explore the effect CST has on brain function.

Craniosacral therapy involves the analytical and intuitive, the tangible and intangible, the ‘doing’ and ‘non-doing.’ Dr. Hugh Milne describes CST as a timeless gift, a channeling of healing energy, guided by the inner-eye, and delivered from the compassionate heart through sensitive hands. It is the intersection of science, mindfulness, and art.

I have practiced Craniosacral Therapy for over 35 years and have taught throughout Europe and the United States, specializing in Clinical and Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy.