Cranial Sacral Therapy is a treatment system that identifies and treats blockages and distortions in the body due to physical and emotional trauma.
What Conditions May Craniosacral Therapy Help?
Craniosacral Therapy map help:
- Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia
- Colic and reflux
- Concussions, Injuries and Traumas
- Learning Disabilities and Autism
- Migraines and headaches
- Neck and Back Pain
- Pregnancy and Post-Partum recovery
- Recovery from Surgeries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Stress, Anxiety and Tension
- TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome)
- Flat head Syndrome in babies
- Suckling and digestive issues in new borns
How Do Craniosacral Therapists Work?
Craniosacral therapy is a whole body approach, treating much more than just the head (Cranium) and the pelvis (Sacrum). It uses gentle, subtle treatment techniques that help correct imbalances in the body. These imbalances can be the result of physical and emotional trauma.
Examples of physical traumas include concussions, fractures, post-surgical trauma and whiplash injuries.
Examples of emotional trauma include childhood emotional and physical abuse, stressful life events and PTSD.
By correcting these imbalances, Craniosacral therapy helps to promote the body's natural healing process via the immune system.
What Can Expect During Appointments?
During the first visit, the Craniosacral Therapist will take a brief medical history. They do not usually perform physical exams but combine diagnosis and treatment during the session. By listening to the body through their hands, they allow it to correct imbalances.
Treatments range from 60 to 90 minutes in length and are usually carried out with the client lying fully clothed on a massage table.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments depends, in part, on the longevity and nature of the symptoms. Symptoms that have been there a long time will require more treatments. For example, PTSD will need more treatments than helping with the effects of short term stress.
You can discuss the number of treatments recommended with your Craniosacral therapist. Healing is a very personal process and it is not possible to provide a definitive answer, however, your Craniosacral therapist can give you some guidance.
Can I Pay For Craniosacral Treatments Using My Health Insurance?
Our Craniosacral therapists are Massage Therapists and can issue insurance receipts for Massage.