Craniosacral massage therapy is a gentle, hands-on massage method focused on the bones, nerves, fluids and connective tissues in the cranium and spinal area. It can enable the human body to deeply relax and in turn, help the body to self-regulate and self-correct. It can be used on people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and is especially helpful for those with acute and chronic conditions.
How is it done?
This gentle, non-invasive procedure allows therapists to detect disturbances and dysfunction including cranial, membrane, sutural and other soft tissue restrictions causing discomfort. Usually done over the course of an hour, craniosacral massage therapy involves gentle palpating (medical examination by touch) of the patient’s body. It is incredibly relaxing and therapeutic.
Why is it so relaxing?
Craniosacral massage therapy is relaxing due in large part to its ability to restore normal cranial mobility. It also:
- Releases abnormal restrictions in the head
- Releases abnormal myofascial restrictions and tensions in the body
- Eases nerve restriction, and;
- Allows cerebrospinal fluid to flow optimally through the central nervous system
As well, after undergoing craniosacral massage therapy, patients have experienced among other things:
- Improved sleep and digestion
- Increased mobility and improved balance
- Enhanced clarity of mind
- Noticeable decrease in pain
What conditions is craniosacral massage best suited to?
Craniosacral massage therapy can be beneficial for a number of conditions. These include:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Recurring ear infections
- TMJ Syndrome
- Infant latching and feeding difficulties
Could craniosacral massage therapy be just what you need?
If you’re in search of a massage therapy that is gentle, yet powerful – a massage that zeroes in on the source of your pain and allows your body to relax and restore, you should consider the potential of craniosacral massage therapy. Book your appointment today. And if you still have some questions, please contact us. We’d be happy to answer them for you.