Turtle Back Craniosacral Education
 with Margery Chessare, LMT, BCST, RCST    PLLC

Biodynamic Craniosacral Sessions for Adults and Children


Margery Chessare is delighted to offer craniosacral sessions for adults and children of all ages at her home office near Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Craniosacral therapy is appropriate for almost anyone at any point in life. With virtually no side-effects, it can provide you a rare and beautiful opportunity for deep relaxation, self-reflection and self-healing. It can be life changing.

The experience of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can be deeply profound. The nervous system slows gently, seeking balance, facilitating our innate capacity for health and self-regulation. Unlike most forms of bodywork, Biodynamic craniosacral therapy addresses what we call the "fluid body," the 75 to 95 percent of all our tissues that are fluid. We work with the breath, the heart, the nervous system and the body's natural rhythms and tempo.

Here are some of the conditions for which people seek the benefits of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy:

  • Emotional Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy
  • Newborn Infant Care
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Chronic Ailments
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Low Back Pain
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Tinnitus
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Insomnia
  • Hyperactivity
  • PMS
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Pre- and Post-Surgery
  • Whiplash Injuries 
  • Learning Disabilities


What to expect from a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy session


Most people find Craniosacral therapy to be extraordinarily peaceful and subtle, yet it can be a fascinating adventure within. Every session is unique. Sometimes you feel quiet and reflective, other times energized.

This is bodywork, but it is nothing like massage. Wear comfortable clothing, because you'll stay dressed. You'll be invited to lay down (or even sit) on the treatment table in any position that's comfortable, and you're welcome to move or stretch whenever you like. Comfort is essential in this work.

The therapist connects with a respectful, light touch.  Holds may be at the feet, your sides, along the spine, at the shoulders and/or at your head. Some people enjoy taking note of the sensations they feel within, others drift off, often later describing themselves as having been somewhere between wake and sleep.

Clients are encouraged to take their time here. Enjoy this opportunity to relax on the table for a while after your session and then move slowly back into your day.

Significantly, the Craniosacral session itself is only the beginning of a process that may continue for hours and even days following treatment. Each session sets into motion the organizing, self-healing and self-regulating capacities we all have at our core. You may notice obvious changes or subtle shifts on any level, physical, emotional or energetic.

Many report a decrease of symptoms. Some find their senses heightened, such as hearing or vision. Many say they sleep much better after Craniosacral therapy, and often their dreams are more memorable and significant. Virtually everyone comes away with a feeling of well-being, even those who find themselves connecting with challenging or traumatic issues. Clients in counseling have reported that sessions with their psychotherapists are much more streamlined and productive following Craniosacral therapy.


Planning for Craniosacral Therapy sessions


First-time clients are asked to schedule a series of three sessions within a month. For some, this may be all they need. Others choose to continue Craniosacral "tune ups" on a regular basis, be it monthly or seasonally.

Although the treatment itself is approximately one hour, clients are encouraged to put aside 90 minutes per session. Enjoy this opportunity to slow down....

Young people often experience tremendous results with just one or two Craniosacral sessions. Treatment times vary for children, ranging from 20 to 45 minutes, depending on age and temperament.

Treating a baby can be accomplished in minutes, though the ideal situation is to treat mom and baby together for a full session...a blissful experience that makes perfect sense. After all, their nervous systems are still so interconnected.


If you have questions or wish to schedule appointments, please click here to email Margery or call/text (518) 232-2838.