Every day we endure stresses and strains that the body absorbs. Your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten, potentially affecting the brain and spinal cord. This chronic tension can compromise the function of the central nervous system and the performance of nearly every other system of the body.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, light touch, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Cerebrospinal fluid within the craniosacral system acts as a shock absorber for the brain. It delivers nutrients to the nerves, brain and spinal-cord tissue, and washes away waste products created by various metabolic processes. Craniosacral Therapy optimizes the environment around the brain and spinal cord, enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct. Craniosacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Stress, Concussion Trauma, Migraine Headaches, Chronic Neck and Back Pain, Emotional Difficulties, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Central Nervous System Disorders, Painful Menstrual Cycles, Birthing Issues for Mother and Baby, Childhood Issues such as Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Concerns, Autism and ADD/ADHD, Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), Neurovascular or Immune Disorders, Hormone imbalances, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and many more.
Craniosacral Therapy is so gentle it can be effective for all ages from newborns to elders.
A typical Craniosacral Therapy session will last about an hour and takes place in a quiet room with you remaining fully clothed and relaxed laying face up on a comfortable padded table.
The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas where your system’s restrictions are being working on and released. It is recommended after a Craniosacral session to rest and relax, even if it is only a few moments, before stepping back into your busy life. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water after treatment to help support the body in its healing process.
Number of sessions required
Response to Craniosacral Therapy varies from individual to individual and condition to condition. The number of sessions needed varies widely from a series of three to nine sessions or continued care over the course of several months. With that said even one session can be very powerful and life changing.
Sessions are available Wednesdays at HÄLSA
To learn more about Craniosacral Therapy visit www.growingwhole.ca