Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle method of enhancing the function of the craniosacral system.
This system helps protect and assist the delicate tissues of our nervous system; such as the brain, spinal cord and fine nerve fibres. It is comprised of the bones of the head, spine, face and mouth as well as the fascia and more delicate membranes and fluids contained within.
Craniosacral Therapy is a non-intrusive therapy that works with the entire structure, physiology and mind. The pressures used are very gentle and although the focus is in and around the head and spinal column, the treatment may be applied anywhere on the body.
It can help to boost general well-being, reduce stress, improve quality of sleep, increase energy and enhance the functioning of all the body’s organs via the nervous system.
Craniosacral therapy is particularly useful for:
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Motor coordination impairments
- Stress and tension related problems
- Infantile disorders
- Central nervous system disorders
- Emotional difficulties
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Autism of certain types
- Learning disabilities
- Digestive disorders and colic
Your massage therapist may use craniosacral therapy as the primary treatment method or combined with other complementary techniques, such as Myofascial Release. Together, these therapies enhance the healing session and effectiveness of the treatment for some disorders. Craniosacral Therapy can treat a wide range of conditions and can be used to treat all age groups including babies and young children.
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