top of page
Poppy Flower


Nothing has worked better for my migraines. Dr. Sand has such a healing touch. I feel SO relaxed after each session and seriously get the best sleep of my life."

- Ada, patient

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on realignment technique. It uses a light touch to release tension around the body's bone and connective tissue networks, called the fascia. CST helps to release tension, support alignment, unwind joints, and promote relaxation and blood flow throughout the structures of the body. 

What can I expect?

Dr. Sand invites patients to lie in a comfortable position to gently assess the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid, or craniosacral "pulse". Depending on the assessment, a session might involve gentle touch on the head, face, base of the skull, neck, shoulders, abdomen, hips, arms or legs. This feels like gentle pressure with occasional shifts in movement. Most people receiving CST report feeling more physically and psychological relaxation and improvements in pain following sessions. 

What can Craniosacral Therapy help with?

  • Migraines/Headaches

  • Chronic pain - neck, back, hips, knees, shoulders, etc.

  • Chronic stress

  • Insomnia

  • Conditions of the nervous system

  • Anxiety/Depression

Insurance Codes 
This is not a guarantee of coverage or services. The codes below serve as examples of what a provider could bill for these procedures. Actual billing will depend on medical necessity and the provider's assessment. 

  • Osteopathic Manipulation

    • CPT - 98929

    • Diagnosis codes - M99.00 - M99.09​​

    • Often used with Providence insurance​

  • Manual Therapy 

    • CPT - 97140​

    • Diagnosis codes - R10.2

    • Sometimes needs prior authorization or referral

bottom of page