BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
ABOUT CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
WHAT IS CST?
On the physical level, craniosacral therapy works with the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), the fluid that bathes them (cerebral spinal fluid), and the bones that surround them.
Many people are now better understanding the psychosomatic aspect of the human experience. Meaning, our emotions influence our bodies and our well-being. CST works with emotions and memories stored within the body, and helps to bring balance to patterns and trauma.
It is especially ideal for people who have recently given birth and for people who have recently been birthed. Even in the most uncomplicated birth, bones move, experiences are had and Craniosacral can help bring balance back into the nervous system and rest of the body. *Please note that I only offer services for adults at this time. I have other practitioners that specialize in pediatric Craniosacral that I refer out to. Your baby deserves the very best and most experienced hands for their special needs.
WHAT IS A CST SESSION
At the beginning of the session we will verbally check-in with how you are doing that day and what you'd like to focus on be it physical pain, emotional distress, or anything else you'd like to integrate.
You will lay on a massage table fully clothed and will be offered various blankets, bolsters and pillows to get as comfortable as possible. If you have any restrictions laying on your back, sessions can be done in a side-lying position. The session consists of Marta placing very gentle hand holds on parts of the body (including the head, neck, sacrum (bottom of the spine), and feet) to help the nervous system settle. It is different than a sleep state but can often feel similar and deeply relaxing. It is in this space that we can work with the nervous system and the experiences stored within to help come into balance.
When the session is complete we will have some time to check-in if there's anything you'd like to share or if you have questions.
Craniosacral sessions with Marta are approximately 60 minutes.
WHAT CAN CST HELP WITH?
Physically, Craniosacral work can help to ease any physical trauma or pain. It can aid in aligning the spine and cranial bones, and also soft tissue tears and scars. Emotionally, Craniosacral can help integrate experiences that still affect us consciously or unconsciously. People suffering from mood disorders can sometimes also use Craniosacral as a tool to support themselves through certain experiences.
All sessions are approximately
60-75 minutes long
New Client Specials
*Must be purchased at first appointment
Routine Visit Discounts
$5 off each session
$10 off each session
$15 off each session
To receive the Routine Visit Discount, sessions must be purchased in packages of 4
Your First Appointment
Please click the Client History Form Button above to print and fill out and bring with you to your first appointment.
Marta and many of her clients have extreme sensitivities to fragrances. Please respect the space by not wearing perfume/cologne, scented lotions, deodorants, hair products, and fabric softeners the day of your appointment. What's the deal with being fragrance-free?
Payment can be made with CASH, CHECK, or VENMO ONLY!
Credit cards accepted only if you are purchasing a gift certificate for someone over the phone.
WHAT TO WEAR
Craniosacral Therapy is performed with the client on the treatment table. They remain fully clothed. Some clients prefer to remove belts and/or bras before they get on the table to be as comfortable as possible.
BE ON TIME
It is Marta's firm goal to use as much of your session time for actual bodywork as possible. Feel free to arrive 5 minutes early to come in and get settled so we can consult and prepare for your treatment at that time. When you arrive, have a seat in the waiting room. If you need to use the restroom while you wait, go through the waiting room to the back of the suite. The restroom is on the right-hand side. Thank you also for being mindful of the other practitioners in the space and keep noise to a minimum.
If you need to reschedule for any reason please make sure to do so with at least 24 hours notice. No-shows will be billed the full session amount. You can cancel and reschedule appointments through the confirmation email from when you made your appointment.
Marta Dwaihy BFA, LMT, RYT200, RCST
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University
Licensed Massage Therapist, Irene's Myomassology Inst.
Registered Yoga Teacher, House of Yoga - Berkley
Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist
Marta has studied therapeutic massage and yoga in the US, Thailand and India. She has been practicing professionally since 2012 and is ever-evolving and growing her skills. After her many years of practicing therapeutic massage and teaching yoga, Marta is excited to be exclusively offering Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She brings her many years of practicing therapeutic massage, teaching yoga, and understanding of anatomy into her Craniosacral work.
Marta first found Craniosacral Therapy when she was in search of healing chronic neck issues she'd had since she was a teenager. After years of receiving regular massage, chiropractic care, and acupuncture, she finally received long lasting relief after just a couple of Craniosacral sessions. From then on she knew that she needed to study and offer this work. Marta completed her 700 hour Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training with teacher, Jan Pemberton in Ann Arbor, MI.
Since the birth of her son in 2017 Marta has become passionate about finding ways to support other new families. She recently completed an online postpartum doula training through the Newborn Mother's Collective as well as the postpartum doula training at Center for the Childbearing year with Patty Brennan in Ann Arbor, MI.
To learn more about Marta's Doula offerings CLICK HERE.
2020 Hogback Rd., Suite 8
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(Same business complex, right across the parking lot from my former office 2002!)
By Appointment Only
There is ample free parking in the lot behind the building. There is also a handicap accessible ramp is at the rear of the building.