Craniosacral Therapy (CST) can be characterized as “energy work,” but in reality there is a scientific basis for this unique type of body work. It is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord in the central nervous system. Even subtle imbalances in one’s nervous system can have profound effects on a person's health and wellbeing. CST helps correct such imbalances and restore health.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction (see list below).
The craniosacral system is a physiological system made up of cranial bones, the sacrum and the membrane structures that connect these two areas of the body. There is a distinct rhythm within this system (the craniosacral rhythm) created by the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the membrane complex. A craniosacral practitioner assesses this rhythm and uses the information to diagnose and treat imbalances within the body. Occasionally you may experience what can be considered "side effects.” You may feel worse after a session for a short period of time but this is really part of the healing process. This may be due to areas of the body "waking up" and therefore being more sensitive than previously. Also, the rebalancing process can sometimes take longer than the duration of the treatment and the body needs some extra time to adjust to the new flow of energy through it.
Craniosacral Therapy: Available Sessions
CST is a great modality that can help with many concerns and medical problems, including but not limited to:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Learning Disabilities
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Orthopedic Problems
- Infantile Disorders
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
Approx. 30 minutes
- $60Craniosacral Therapy Session
1 Hour + 30 Minute Sessions
- $130Naturopathic Consultation
- $85 for an initial 1 hour session and $45 for each follow-up 30 minute session
- This includes an individualized nutritional consultation with supplement recommendations.
- The consultation can include anything from dietary and lifestyle help, mind-body counseling, botanical medicine, and homeopathy
4 Sessions + Consultation
- $195Pain Relief Package
- 4 Craniosacral sessions and a specialty nutritional consultation for pain relief during the first appointment
Meet Dr. Galina Mironova, ND
Dr. Galina Mironova, ND is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut, where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, along with completion of premedical coursework from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Galina sees a wide range of health concerns ranging from acute to chronic. She individualizes her approach for each patient and utilizes holistic methods while enabling the patient to play an active role in their care. The path to healing is achieved by a combination of supplementation, nutrition, counseling, bodywork, and lifestyle recommendations to enhance the mind-body connection.
Dr. Galina grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH and after graduating from Naturopathic medical school in Connecticut, she moved to New York City where she worked as a Naturopathic Medical Consultant. Ultimately her journey led her to Chicago where she achieved her dream of opening a private practice. She currently resides in Chicago and is excited to share her knowledge and skills with this beautiful city.