If you were to interview the diverse range of people who choose to become certified in CranioSacral Therapy, asking each one to explain why he or she decided to follow this path, you would quite likely hear all kinds of reasons and motivations. People are drawn to CranioSacral Therapy from careers and experiences, as well as places, that are all over the map. However, there do seem to be a few common threads that run among the reasons for seeking training and certification in CranioSacral Therapy.

One of these common threads is the experience of receiving CranioSacral Therapy. Many people may be so inspired by their time spent on the table of a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy that they then become curious enough to go out and learn at least the basics of this gentle technique. Often, but not always, these are people who already practice in the field of massage therapy and bodywork or in another health-and-wellness-oriented industry.

In these instances, undergoing the training and earning the certification necessary to practice CranioSacral Therapy may be further inspired by another common thread—the desire to build up or round out one’s current practice with the addition of CranioSacral Therapy. By adding CranioSacral Therapy to the menu of services available at a spa or massage clinic, or to the kinds of therapy offered by a doctor, chiropractor or other medical professional, can serve to attract and maintain a larger range of clients or patients.

Another of the more universal appeals of CranioSacral Therapy is the fact it is a method that can be applied using such an incredibly gentle touch. Typically, practitioners of CranioSacral Therapy use a pressure of around 5 grams, which is about the weight of a nickel. This signature light pressure makes CranioSacral Therapy a truly noninvasive method, which can be a big selling point among both massage practitioners and clients.

For starters, some clients who may not be able to tolerate more intense forms of touch therapy may be drawn to the gentle nature of CranioSacral Therapy. After all, CranioSacral Therapy can be used to address a long list of issues and conditions, so these clients do not have to sacrifice healing benefits for the sake of a light touch.

Among practitioners, the light pressure used during sessions of CranioSacral Therapy can provide a much-needed break from other more physically demanding techniques or services the therapist or medical professional may also provide in any given day. At the same time, the practitioner can rest assured that even though the touch is light, CranioSacral Therapy can be used to address a variety of client health needs.

This leads into one of the other main factors that play into the appeal of getting trained and certified in CranioSacral Therapy—the fact that this method is used to address such a broad range of conditions, from chronic pain to autism. For many people, choosing to become skilled in CranioSacral Therapy comes down to the desire to help and heal others.