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Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is a light-touch treatment approach that is utilized to treat the cranial sacral system, compromised of the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.  Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system, and few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system.

Every day you endure stresses, strains or potential injuries that can have an impact on the tissues of the body including the nervous system.  This can result in tension and restrictions throughout the body leading to pain and dysfunction.  Craniosacral therapy releases that tension to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch that feels about the weight of a nickel, lifting and stretching techniques are used to release any restrictions that are found. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, craniosacral therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress and enhances your health and well-being. Because it’s so gentle, craniosacral therapy can be effective for all ages, from newborns to the elderly.

New research on a study of former pro-football players who had suffered a brain injury (concussion) demonstrated that craniosacral therapy improved their range of motion, pain, sleep and cognitive function.

What is it Used For?

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Concussions
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Stress and tension-related disorders
  • Motor-coordination impairments
  • Infant and childhood disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ (jaw) dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Orthopedic problems

How Can Donna Sarna Physiotherapy Help?

At Donna Sarna Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation craniosacral therapy may be used as component of the treatment plan to improve fascial movement, cranial rhythm, and soft tissue mobility.

What you experience from your session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on.