Craniosacral Therapy in Seattle, WA
Craniosacral therapy, also known as cranial osteopathy, is a gentle and non-invasive osteopathic manipulative therapy that uses light touching and massage to help the body facilitate its self-healing processes to balance the nervous system. Primarily addressing the skull and sacrum (triangular bone at the base of your spine), it helps to alleviate pain and stress from injuries and other medical conditions. The craniosacral system is comprised of membranes and fluid that encase and protect your brain and spinal cord. When there are issues that upset the flow of cranial fluid, this can cause pressure that negatively impacts cranial bones and spine, and may intensify pain or other issues in your neck, back, or other areas of your body. Gentle manipulation of your cranium aides your body in more effective blood circulation and may also aide in more effective lymphatic draining.
Consult a central nervous system expert to relieve your craniosacral pressure. Call (206) 966-4522 or contact Dr. Marina Abrams online.
What to Expect During Your Therapy Session
For your craniosacral therapy session, it is recommended that you wear loose, comfortable clothing. In a typical office visit, you will begin by discussing your medical history with your healthcare provider, as well as what you are hoping to accomplish through the session. Your healthcare provider will move you to a massage table and ask you to lay face-down. Throughout this process, your healthcare provider will help you to relax by going over the therapy and what you can expect. He or she may choose to begin at your feet, head or sacrum, and can move to any area or areas of concern that you may have.
Most describe the light touch of craniosacral therapy as a gentle massage with stress-relieving benefits. The light touch allows your healthcare provider to feel the rhythmic motion of the cerebrospinal fluid to check for disturbances in flow. Restrictions or blockages within this fluid are then lightly adjusted. A typical craniosacral therapy session can last up to an hour.
Reasons to Consider Craniosacral Therapy
Due to its influence on the brain and spinal cord, the craniosacral system impacts the entire body, especially when it is imbalanced or impaired. As such, craniosacral therapy has the ability to address a wide range of medical conditions in both adults and children including:
- Migraine headaches
- Sleep cycle issues
- Neck and spine pain
- Sinus infections
- Chronic fatigue
- Central nervous system issues
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Head trauma
The focus of craniosacral therapy is to discover the root issue of your health condition, but within that process, relief from pain is achieved and the healing process is enhanced. The amount of time that you will need to continue craniosacral therapy depends on the issue that is being addressed, so it can vary widely from person to person. Because of the gentle and effective method of craniosacral therapy, many people also choose to incorporate it into their personal health and wellness routine. In these instances, they find that they're more energetic, sleep more soundly, and there's a significantly reduced incidence of common illnesses.
Request more information about craniosacral therapy today. Call (206) 966-4522 or contact Dr. Marina Abrams online.
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