Cranial Sacral Therapy for Skiers & Athletes

Cranial Sacral Therapy for Skiers & Athletes

Cranial Sacral Therapy or CST is a treatment that balances the brain, spinal cord, and the hydraulic system that connects the body together. A session is a hands-on, clothes on, gentle, non-evasive testing of the system. The therapist palpates the cranial-sacral motion for rate, quality, amplitude, and symmetry of the cerebrospinal fluid or CSF. Therapists detect disturbances of the extremely subtle rhythmic motions that move throughout the body because of the fluid pressure changes of the CSF and the central nervous system. In doing so, with less than 5 grams of pressure, obstacles begin to release and remove themselves and allow the normal self-correcting forces to be activated and start the healing. Kimberly Hulberg is a therapist specializing in CST and is able to incorporate CST with massage therapy and alignment techniques that are osteopathically based. The body must be balanced physically and energetically as a fall or a trauma can blow out the system and create adverse effects on the other end. Because “everything is connected” she uses her holistic approach to dial everything back into health with the wisdom of the system using a variety of different tools. Hulberg has been working with a number of world-class athletes. Working with athletes of this caliber is all-encompassing and delves into aspects of nutrition, psychotherapy, and bodywork. The whole body must be evaluated, treated, and encouraged to repair the delicate system to allow the brain and spinal cord to get back to its job. The beauty of CST is that it can be of benefit for all ages, from newborns to the elderly, treating concussions and head injuries, and restoring misaligned bones, headaches, and stress.

Hulberg has been key in getting Canadian Freeskiing Athlete Cassie Sharpe back into competition:

Cassie Sharpe X Games Gold
Cassie Sharpe X Games Gold

 

 

The 27-yr old Canadian Cassie Sharpe had to skip the first two World Cup competitions of the Winter 2019-2020 season due to lingering concussion symptoms. Her work with Hulberg allowed her to make a much-anticipated return to the snow scene in Aspen attending the 2020 X-Games. The Gold Medalist in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Ski Halfpipe can spin and twirl down the halfpipe in a way that would make most of us dizzy. So when she needs to center and taking care of herself she turns to fellow Canadian, Health and Wellness Expert Kimberly Hulberg for grounding, massage, and especially Cranial Sacral work. Hulberg visits Aspen to work on the entire Canadian X-Games posse of athletes each year. She has formed a tight bond with Cassie Sharpe while living in close proximity in Squamish, British Columbia. “I had a concussion last year, after a training camp in New Zealand, and came home straight to Kim. Working on my entire body and cranial sacral made me feel whole again”, says Sharpe.

 

 

Please follow and like us: