What is Craniosacral Therapy? How does it help?
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive hands-on practice that can provide profound, and long lasting healing results for many patients with chronic pain. Typical physical problems treated are; TMJ syndrome, migraine headaches, back and neck pain, and traumatic injury to the head or body. The Craniosacral practitioner is trained to read the cranial rhythm of the body. It is separate and distinct from the breath rate and heart beat. By putting hands on gently, the practitioner can feel this rhythm anywhere in the body. In particular, the therapist is looking for a lack of this rhythm, and by treating those areas he/she can treat the source of a wide range of physical problems, rather the just the symptoms.
How can Craniosacral Therapy help…
Back pain can be one of the most chronic and debilitating forms of ill health a person can experience. When someone is experiencing back problems it tends to make life a challenge, and nothing else seems to go right. Whether it is disk problems, sciatica, scoliosis, or muscle spasms, the pain can be so distracting that your whole day is formed around trying to get around the annoyance and discomfort. Does this ring a bell with you, or with someone you know? Well, the good news is that Craniosacral Therapy has helped countless people be relieved of their suffering, and regain their joy and zeal for life.
When the weather turns sunny and warm we all want to kick up our heels and spend some quality time outdoors. But sinus trouble can put a damper on our wonderful plans. When the pressure, pain, dripping and sneezing begins it’s difficult to be outside, let alone having any fun. Never fear, Craniosacral therapy is here! Through the light touch of Craniosacral treatment many sinus sufferers have found tremendous relief.
TMJ and my Mouth
Craniosacral Therapy has proven invaluable in loosening the temporal mandible joint, and all other parts of the upper and lower palates of the mouth. Many people have been relieved of TMJ syndrome simply by having a few CS sessions.
A mother and baby usually share a beautiful, peaceful bonding experience every time her child nurses. When that experience is compromised, the results can be stressful, and even heart breaking, for both parents and their child. Craniosacral therapy can dramatically help nursing problems. Through gentle touch, most times less than 1 gram, baby can regain the proper sucking and drinking mechanics to enjoy a pain free and happy nursing experience.
Mothers and Infants
The birthing process is one of the most miraculous and strenuous events a mother and child can experience. The mother must endure immense pressure within the pelvic area while giving birth. And her baby, as well, must move through a relatively small space in order to come into the world. After the birth, sometimes the mother and/or the baby have experienced too much trauma for their bodies to self-heal. Craniosacral therapy can be of great help.
Craniosacral therapy is a hands on healing modality based on light touch. For an experienced practitioner, that’s all it takes to see profound results. CS was developed by Dr. John Upledger in the 1970’s, and today there are thousands of practitioners world wide. Any person, large or small, can receive Craniosacral therapy. The client is clothed on the treatment table, much like physical therapy and chiropractic. What makes CS unique is the light touch involved. For adults, many times the hand pressure is no more than five grams; the weight of a nickel. For children, depending on their age, the pressure is often times much less. That is why children respond so readily to CS work; it is non-invasive and based on the principle that the practitioner is helping that body self heal into wellness.
As we get older, more aches and pains can appear in our bodies. Physical activity that we took for granted when we were young can sometimes bring sore, tight muscles and chronic pain. After an injury or operation we may never quite feel the same. And, in general, we find that many of our physical ailments take longer heal. For the senior crowd, Craniosacral therapy can provide much relief.
There is a new wave of awareness in the allopathic and complementary health communities that will greatly benefit everyone who seeks treatment. This new way of thinking is one that keeps the client’s individual health goals as highest priority, and also maintains strong communication between all practitioners involved.