There are many different types of therapies out there that it can be hard to understand which may be best for you and your unique body. From acupuncture to prescription medications the methods of treatment can be vast for a variety of symptoms and conditions. The process of finding a great fit for you and your physical needs can be quite daunting, we would love to help you find what is best for you and your health journey.
Although this specific therapy regimen may not be perfect for everyone, there are many holistic benefits that it offers. What am I referring to? Cranial Sacral Massage, also known as Craniosacral therapy. You may not have heard of it, however this practice has been around since the early 1900s. First theorized by the dubbed grandfather of cranial osteopathy William Sutherland, cranial sacral massage has blossomed into a well-accepted form of treatment for many illnesses. Although this method of treatment has been somewhat controversial on whether it is truly effective or not, many patients who have undergone this type of therapy have found relief from their symptoms and have gone on to live full and abundant lives.
Why cranial sacral massage?
Craniosacral massage is a type of bodywork that centers in on your entire spinal system, focusing on light touch and massage to the cranial bones (skull) down your spinal column and all the way to your sacral bones (pelvis). The gentle massage and pulsating movement of hands along these areas is believed to help relieve migraines, back pain, stress, depression, and many more conditions related to this bodily system. Within our brain and spinal column, a fluid known as cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flows and lubricates the sensitive central nerve fibers of our bodies. Through the external movement along the central nervous system, healthy fluid flow can take place and properly lubricate each aspect of the system. This also helps relieve muscle tension that can prohibit proper alignment and movement of the vertebrae causing a multitude of related symptoms and conditions.
Here is just a short list of related health concerns that cranial sacral massage has been known to benefit:
- Chronic pain
- Ear infections
- Jaw pain (TMJ)
- Joint stiffness
- Pregnancy related problems
- Spinal cord injuries
- Coordination impairments
There are many different benefits from craniosacral therapy. Although it may not be widely accepted as a guaranteed method of treatment, the patient testimonies speak loud and clear. Check out this comprehensive explanation of Cranial Sacral Massage and what it has to offer. Then decide if you too are interested in giving it a try. After all, what do you have to lose?