Sports injuries can take a long time to heal. They tend to leave behind a faint niggling pain even after they’ve healed at times. Sports injuries can include muscle tears, concussions, back pain, neck pain, and spinal cord injuries.

If you’ve tried conventional treatments to no avail, craniosacral therapy is an alternative form of treatment for such injuries. Let’s find out more about it:

What is craniosacral therapy?

This therapy involves a gentle massage that helps release tension deep in the body. It helps relieve pain and dysfunction to promote wellness and improved health. It was developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upeledger and underwent several years of clinical testing at Michigan State University.

How does it work?

The brain and spinal cord comprise the body’s main control center. They’re called the central nervous system, which is heavily influenced by the Craniosacral system. This system comprises membranes and fluid around the brain and spinal cord. Its role is to protect and nourish the brain.

Our bodies undergo immense stress and strain every day. This stress causes tissues to tighten and affect the Craniosacral system. As a result, tension builds up around the brain, which has many adverse effects that impede the healthy performance of the body.


Craniosacral therapy for sports injuries

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Since Craniosacral therapy reduces the compression in the head, neck, and back, it has been used for sports-related injuries. Athletes facing back problems have this therapy done as a form of rehabilitation and to reduce pain. This therapy has also been known to help those suffering from concussions. Athletes who have been knocked out during a game can get this massage done to restore plate, suture, and membrane mobility to allow cerebral spinal fluid flow.

Craniosacral therapy for athletes

Athletes undergo intense training every single day. Their diet and lifestyle revolve around their sport. As a result, their bodies go through a lot. Their muscles are pushed to their max in a short amount of time to make them high-performance athletes.

CST is a regular part of an athlete’s regimen. It helps them stay focused and reduces the pressure on their back, neck, and brain.

Visit Soul2Sole Massage Therapy and Wellness Studio for a consultation for CST. We offer the best deep-tissue massage in Edmonton. We also provide a variety of massages like sports massage, Thai massage, and hot stone massage. Book your massage appointment today or visit our FAQ page for a massage.