A complementary modality that uses gentle yet powerful technique to address a variety of physical and emotional ailments.

 

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic approach to healthcare that centers around the concept of the craniosacral system. This system consists of the bones, tissues, and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Through skillful manipulation and light touch, our therapists aim to optimize the functioning of this system, thus facilitating the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.

Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive gentle pressure treatment that helps improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the brain and spinal cord, from the cranium (head) to sacrum (end of our spine).

The circulation of CSF nourishes and removes waste around our brain and spinal nerves, improving function of the central nervous system.

The rhythmic/regular flow of CSF creates a craniosacral rhythm (CSR). CSR is another rhythm, just like our heart rhythm or respiratory rate. The craniosacral system is interrelated with our other body systems, such as the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, respiratory system, etc. Fascia restrictions, stress or trauma can affect one’s CSR. This may result in discomfort and disturbances physically or emotionally.

Craniosacral Therapy is a complementary adjunct to physiotherapy.

Conditions Suitable for Craniosacral Therapy

  • Chronic pain issues

  • Headaches or migraines

  • Jaw pain

  • Trauma recovery, including orthopedic accidents, motor vehicle accidents, fascial adhesions, post-concussion syndrome

  • Disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia

  • Anxiety or depression

Contraindications

Any condition whereby changes in intracranial/intraspinal fluid pressure should be avoided.

Some examples include but not limited to: herniated medulla oblongata, recent skull fracture 4-6 months ago, cerebrospinal fluid leak, spina bifida (myelomeningocele), Arnold Chiari Malformation, presence of cerebral aneurysm, hemorrhage, acute stroke, increased intracranial pressure. 

What to expect during a Craniosacral Therapy session?

You will lie down facing up on a plinth, fully clothed, and examination of the CSR is done. Less or more force is necessary based on the tissue response, lighter forces can often produce better results. The goal is to be as unobstructive as possible in evaluating and treating the craniosacral system. Fascia restrictions around the system is being released to enhance CSF circulation. Each individual may experience different sensations from deep relaxation to falling asleep or sensation of pulsations.

How Does Craniosacral Therapy Help Enhance Your General Well-Being?

  1. Pain Management: Craniosacral Therapy has been known to provide relief from chronic pain, migraines, tension headaches, and various musculoskeletal disorders. By alleviating restrictions within the craniosacral system, this therapy promotes relaxation and reduces discomfort.

  2. Stress Reduction: In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a common ailment. Craniosacral Therapy offers a gentle and non-invasive solution to release tension and promote relaxation. By restoring the body’s natural rhythm, clients often experience a sense of deep calm and well-being.

  3. Improved Sleep: Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining overall health. Through its balancing effect on the nervous system, Craniosacral Therapy can help regulate sleep patterns, enabling clients to experience more restful and rejuvenating sleep.

  4. Emotional Well-being: Our therapists recognize that emotional well-being is an essential aspect of overall health. Craniosacral Therapy can be instrumental in addressing emotional trauma, anxiety, and depression by releasing stored tension and facilitating emotional healing.

  5. Enhances Body Awareness: Cultivates a heightened sense of body awareness, allowing clients to reconnect with their physical and emotional sensations. This increased awareness promotes self-care and empowers individuals to actively participate in their own healing process.

  • Pain Management

  • Stress Reduction

  • Improved Sleep

  • Better Emotional Well-being

  • Enhances Body Awareness

Take the First Step

If you are seeking a holistic and natural approach to address your physical or emotional concerns, we invite you to experience the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy at our clinic. Our dedicated team is ready to guide you towards improved well-being and a higher quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and embark on your path to optimal health and vitality.

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