15More and more patients are seeking holistic remedies to lessen the need for pain medications and other more invasive interventions. The draw of many holistic modalities is that they enhance the body’s natural capacity to heal itself. One such intervention is Craniosacral Therapy.
Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive physical therapy technique used to treat or manage symptoms of a variety of medical issues, including, but not limited to:
- Chronic pain in the neck and back
- Motor-Coordination impairments
- Concussion and traumatic brain injuries
- Chronic fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- Central nervous system disorders
The craniosacral system runs from the brain, down the spine, and into the sacrum. It is a network of bones, membranes, and cerebrospinal fluid that protects the central nervous system. Disruptions to the craniosacral system and, subsequently, to the central nervous system can cause a variety of negative impacts throughout the body. Such disruptions can be caused by:
- Traumatic jamming
- Surgical procedures
- Cranial fractures
- Sports injuries
Craniosacral therapy involves a qualified practitioner applying light pressure to various points on the body where disruptions are originating. First, the clinician will take your full medical history and examine various parts of your body, including the head, spine, and ribcage. He or she then identifies sites of disruptions in your body by “tuning in” to small, rhythmic movements of the central nervous system. The pressure corrects the disruptions in the craniosacral system, enabling the central nervous system to function properly, leading to more efficient self-healing within the body.
Patients do not need to remove their clothing and will be lying on their back for most of their session. Most patients report tingling sensations in their body during the treatment, which is completely normal. After treatment, patients generally feel very relaxed.
If you would like to learn more about craniosacral therapy and how it could benefit your condition, request an appointment with a specialist at the Advanced Health and Wellness Center of New Jersey today. We are committed to helping you regain your body’s optimal functioning through gentle, holistic techniques and interventions.