Also known as Cranial Sacral Therapy, this massage technique balances the body’s central nervous system. Getting its name from its natural focus on the center of the head (the cranium) and sacrum (the triangular bone at the bottom of your spine), it consists of gentle pressure exerted on the head, neck, and back to relieve tension, stress, and knots in the muscles.
What To Expect During Your First Session
First of all, if you’re looking to treat a specific medical issue—for example, pain management for a chronic condition—it’s important to book an appointment with a licensed massage therapist.
On your first visit, your service provider or therapist will examine you to figure out what parts need the most attention; it could be the arms, legs, skull, ribs, or spine.
This ‘examination’ involves your therapist ‘listening’ to your body with their hands. During your session, according to the findings from the examination, the therapist will choose the body parts they want to focus on.
Most Craniosacral patients and clients report feeling calmer, more relaxed, and even experience emotional release at times.
The Main Benefits Of Craniosacral Massage
Craniosacral massages are recommended by therapists and medical care practitioners because of their effectiveness in improving the functions of the nervous system—relieving pain and improving movement—but it has several more benefits. Let’s look at these in a little more detail.
1. Pain Management In Chronic Conditions
The central nervous system is responsible for handling and managing the body’s pain management and response. Over time, due to stress and emotional and physical issues, the system falls out of alignment with its core function.
Craniosacral massages promote healing, restoring the central nervous system’s alignment, making it easier for it to handle pain and the symptoms brought on by chronic conditions. These conditions may include:
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Orthopedic issues
2. Improved Stress Response And Lower Anxiety
Optimal central nervous system performance ensures an improved stress response and less anxious episodes. Your body is able to handle stressful situations better and also heal from them as a result.
3. Relaxation And Revitalization
Craniosacral therapy is deeply relaxing and encourages a good night’s sleep, encouraging healing in your body. You’re likely to feel calm and relaxed during your sessions.
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