CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system, which is made up of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch, practitioners massage and release the tension of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. CranioSacral Therapy is used to treat chronic pain, motor coordination impairments, chronic fatigue, and emotional difficulties. Contact the Ottawa Health Group today!
How does CranioSacral Therapy work?
CranioSacral Therapy can be used to treat a vast array of pain and discomfort. It works by normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord, which enhances the body’s natural ability to heal and self-correct. Therefore, this technique can be used to treat both acute and chronic pain alike. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury, surgical procedure, chronic arthritis, stroke, or neurological impairment, CST may be a benefit to you.
There is a vast range of conditions that CranioSacral Therapy has been known to manage and treat. These include, but are not limited to:
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Orthopedic problems
- Migraine headaches
- Motor-coordination impairments
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Central nervous system disorders
- Neurovascular or immune disorders
- Post-surgical dysfunction
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Infantile disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Emotional difficulties
- Stress and tension-related problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
How can CranioSacral Therapy help me?
At Ottawa Health Group, we are proud to offer CranioSacral Therapy for any patient that our massage therapists believe could benefit from it. Your body endures daily stresses and strains that, with time, can cause tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause restrictions in the brain or spinal cord if tensions continue to form.
Fortunately, our licensed massage therapists can detect and prevent such restrictions through a craniosacral evaluation. He or she will gently touch various locations of your body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around your brain and spinal cord. This will determine whether or not CranioSacral Therapy should be a part of your complete therapy plan.
Since CranioSacral Therapy is so effective in complementing the body’s natural healing process, it has been successful in both treating current conditions and acting as a preventative treatment, in order to avoid the risk of certain conditions occurring. Therefore, there is a wide range of patients that CranioSacral Therapy can help. If you are living with discomfort in your life, don’t settle for your limitations any longer – take a stand against your pain and schedule an appointment to find out if you would be a candidate for this safe, effective, and comfortable form of therapy.
If you are suffering from an injury or underlying condition that is causing you discomfort, contact Ottawa Health Group today. We will schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated massage therapists to determine whether or not CranioSacral Therapy would benefit you!