Cathie Derer-McCue is a Certified Body Practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy having studied with the Upledger Institute, Cathy Pliscof’s Sacred Spaces and privately with Rosan Hepko (a former Nurse Practioner who taught Nursing, CranioSacral Work and Chinese Medicine).
She continues to expand her knowledge and teaching ability through ongoing education and anxiously awaits the opportunity to share the fruits of that knowledge with you.
WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
For more than 40 years Osteopathic physician John Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. was a proponent of using the rhythm of another body system – the CranioSacral system – to enhance body functioning and help alleviate pain and discomfort. This system is comprised of membranes and CranioSacral or cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. The therapist assists the body in removing various restrictions that impede the flow of the CranioSacral fluid thereby allowing the system to work more effectively. The therapist uses a light (5 gram) touch to test for restrictions in the CranioSacral System. After which, this “light hands approach” simply assists the hydraulic forces inherent in the CranioSacral system to improve your body’s internal environment and strengthen its ability to heal itself. The positive effects of CranioSacral Therapy rely to a large extent on your body’s natural self-corrective abilities.
- Be used for everyone from babies through the elderly
- Relieve physical pain
- Be used alone to alleviate physical and emotional problems and in conjunction with other therapies to aid in healing and as a preventative health measure
- Help your body perform better. It can work well with Pilates. As Pilates builds stretch and strength, CST can aid in emotional and physical balance and healing.
- Assist in the healing of Migraines, Headaches, Neck and Back Pain, Chronic Fatigue, TMJ, PTSD, Stress and Tension-Related Problems, and other conditions.