Craniosacral therapy releases restrictions in the connective tissue surrounding the spinal cord and the brain. By releasing restrictions in these tissues less stress is placed on the central nervous system. This can assist the body in healing & pain reduction.
Conditions that may benefit from Craniosacaral Therapy
Headaches & Migraines
Chronic neck pain
Chronic lower back pain
Mid back pain
Vertigo & Dizziness
Chronic reoccurring injuries or pain
Other conditions may also benefit from craniosacral therapy. Please call the clinic with any questions regarding this.
Prior to treatment, a full assessment of the craniosacral system and medical history will be evaluated to determine if craniosacral therapy is the most effective treatment choice for a patient's injuries.
During a craniosacral therapy treatment, gentle manipulations along the spine, sacrum, pelvis and the skull will be performed to release restrictions in each area. These manipulations are very gentle, although effective, and are tolerated well by most patients.
The entire body is connected by a tissue called fascia. It surrounds the spinal cord, brain, nerves, muscles and other connective tissue in the body. Accumulated stress on the body from multiple injuries, poor posture and ongoing pain can create restrictions in the fascia system. These fascia restrictions can disrupt the natural movement of the tissues, contributing to physical symptoms such as headaches and neck pain.
Craniosacral therapy focuses on releasing these restrictions and restoring the natural movement and flexibility of the fascia. When the fascia is moving freely less stress is placed on the central nervous system, which can assist in the reduction of pain. The natural rhythmic movement of cerebrospinal fluid, which surrounds the spinal cord and brain, is improved with craniosacral therapy.
These changes in the fascia can assist in resolving many health issues such as TMJ pain, sciatica, headaches and lower back pain.
The Craniosacral System
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Each patient will respond to a craniosacral therapy session differently. This will depend on the amount of restrictions released, complexity of a patient's injuries and restrictions, and how the central nervous system responds to this release.
Some patients will feel fatigued after treatment, while other will experience an increase in energy. Most patients will notice a reduction of pain following the treatment; however, complex injuries or persistent pain syndromes may require a few treatments before significant improvements are noticed.
For more information on craniosacral therapy, please visit: The Upledger Institute or The International Association of Health Care Practitioners