Craniosacral Therapy
In New York City
By Jon Terrell, MA

Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on form of healing using very gentle hand positions on a fully clothed person. Most sessions take about an hour although my initial session takes about an hour and 15 minutes to include a full Life Energy Assessment of your body, energy chakras and energy field. Practitioners sense into rhythms in the craniosacral system (involving the brain, spine and hip areas) and help correct imbalances.

It is a holistic approach to healing, influencing the whole person–body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Types of Craniosacral Therapy

There are several common methods. The most popular is the Upledger Method, named after the Osteopath who created a ten-step protocol. Dr. Upldeger opened up training to massage therapists, chiropractors and others, expanding training beyond only Osteopaths.

The Biodynamic approach is similar, with a larger focus on several craniosacral rhythms that they call the “Breath of Life.”

The Schofield Method

Although I was an early student of Upldeger (1983), my initial training in Craniosacral work was with Russell Paul Schofield, the founder of the School of Actualism. What distinguishes the Schofield Method is a much greater focus on the cerebro-spinal fluid, which is the liquid environment of the brain and spinal cord. It surrounds the brain and cord, providing a protective cushion.

The Schofield Method is also the only approach where clients are guided into deeply relaxing and healthy states using very specific Agni Yoga Meditation. These meditations support the healing work, and can be practiced by clients after each session for continuing benefit.

I am a senior trainer of the Schofield Method, and the only practitioner currently offering this extraordinary process in New York City.

Potential Benefits

Whatever method is used effects the whole body and can produce a sense of deep relaxation.

Craniosacral Therapy is an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. As I practice it, it can help create the proper conditions to mobilize the healer within each client, supporting the body’s natural healing capacities for vitality, well being and ease. Because this work is gentle and non-evasive, it can be effective with adults, adolescents, children, babies and elderly people.

While practitioners do not treat disease but focus on enhancing wellness, conditions where people have benefited include:

• Migraine and other Headaches
• Emotional Problems
• Stress, Anxiety and Phobias
• PTSD
• Neck and Back Pain
• Chronic Fatigue 
• Fibromyalgia
• TMJ
• Learning Disabilities
• Immune Disorder
• Sleep issues

It has also been of benefit pre and post surgery as an aid to manage stress, promote relaxation and support healing.

Craniosacral Therapy In New York City
With Jon Terrell

I offer this work in New York City using both the Upledger and Schofield methods, along with my 30+ years of experience as a bodyworker, psychotherapist and energy healer.

I travel to New York City one weekend each month to see clients at my office in downtown Manhattan. The initial session takes an hour and 15 minutes and includes a complete Life Energy Assessment. The assessment is a reading of the quality and quantity of your life energy–in your body, energy chakras and energy field. The initial session costs $225,  Follow-up sessions cost $160 and take about an hour.

To find out more or to schedule an appointment, you can reach me through the contact form below.


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