Mark L. Levine, B.A., R.M.T.

Pediatric + Family Craniosacral + Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions


Why so light a touch?

One of the common links among the various modalities of the craniosacral approach is a light touch sustained over a long period of time.  The great value of this approach is that it is entirely safe and free from the potential dangers of more invasive forms of bodywork. 

One can deeply relax into a slow stretch or joint mobilization without fear, which allows for significant, painless gains in movement.  It also allows for a truly holistic approach to the interaction of mind and body, since deep relaxation encourages one notice the emotional elements connected to pain and loss of function. 

Patients who may be skeptical or feel that nothing is happening at the beginning of a session are usually surprised by the end at the profound relaxation and depth of release, sensory reparation and emotional healing experienced during a session. 

Parents of infants are often surprised at the levels of trust that babies give to the therapist in response to gentle and confident palpations. 

And the bottom line is that it is remarkably effective at working with a wide variety of mind / body concerns and otherwise hard-to-treat neurological and functional problems.

Previous   Back to FAQ   Next