This is not a question I get asked often by clients, but it is often on their mind in the background as they consider the time and monetary commitments required by them to work on their condition through CranioSacral Therapy.
I'll answer the question in two ways. Firstly, by giving some general guidelines and secondly, by giving some specific examples of work with clients in the past.
Some General Guidelines.
So, firstly, the most important step is to attend for an initial appointment. From that point it becomes evident how many sessions are likely depending on your condition and how well you respond to the treatment.
Some people may need just two sessions to relieve the main symptoms of their conditions whereas others may need four or five sessions inside a month followed by maintenance sessions for some time afterwards. I often find that the therapy workes very effectively when given intensively over a short time e.g. 2-4 sessions inside a 2-3 week period.
One of the things that I am very conscious of is to not generate a level of dependence on myself, the therapist. As result I am always happy when the client decides that they have got what they needed from the therapy for the present and rebook when they feel they need another session - or indeed, they are happy to move on.
As Your Sessions Progress.
As the sessions progress, the client is always in the "driving seat". Payments are made at each session and suitable gaps between are chosen to suit the needs of the client.
Oftentimes, clients may need to attend another therapist e.g. a nutritionist, counsellor, herbalist to assist them in their journey to optimum health. These sessions often happen in parallel with the CranioSacral treatments. This is a client's individual choice and unfolds as treatments progress.
Here I have included some individual examples to illustrate what can happen in terms of the symptoms presented and the amount of sessions required to see progress towards healing:
So, hopefully the above gives you a flavour of how many sessions of CranioSacral Therapy are necessary for different conditions - but the main thing to remember is that each person has individual circumstances and will be treated accordingly.