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 may benefit:
- Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia
- 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
- Colic and Reflux in babies and children
- 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.
What To 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 facilitate the correction of 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. A light blanket may also be used to keep the client warm.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Healing is a very personal process and it is not possible to provide a definitive answer. The number of treatments depends, in part, on the longevity and nature of the symptoms. Symptoms that are severe, or have been there a long time will require more treatments. For example, PTSD or concussion will need more treatments than helping with the effects of short term stress. It is also dependant on how your body processes the treatments.
Your Craniosacral therapist will be providing ongoing assessment at each visit and provide you with advice on how often to come.
Can I Pay For Craniosacral Treatments Using My Health Insurance?
At our clinic Craniosacral therapy is offered by a Registered Massage Therapist and we can issue insurance receipts for Massage. You may require a prescription from your doctor, please check with your insurance provider to be sure.