Cranio sacral techniques are the treatment of choice for backaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, sciatica, injuries, misaligned cranial bones and many other conditions. Many people suffering from loss of strength in their arms, legs or tingling or numbness in these areas can be safely and quickly treated with this method with good results.
What does it do?
Cranio sacral therapy is a very precise scientific method for realigning bones which have been misplaced. This process works with the body to relax muscles which are tight and then works with the central nervous system to correct the problem. In cranio sacral therapy gentle pressure is applied over misaligned bones and tight muscle or fascia, which relax and glide into place as the person breathes.
What does a patient experience?
The patient lies on a bed while the therapist gently exerts pressure on various parts of the body as required. This is a very sophisticated process which acts by allowing your body restore the normal alignment of the different bones and body structures rather than attempting to force them back to place as in some techniques of manipulation.
How does it work?
Cranio sacral therapy is a gentle and painless procedure which yields excellent results in expert hands. The treatment takes between thirty and 60 minutes and is usually repeated at intervals of 3-10 days till the skull and spine are perfectly aligned. The whole spine and skull are treated at each session as the spine and skull act functionally as one integral whole in spite of the fact that they are anatomically made up from many different bones
No force is used in the process of alignment and no jerking or “clicking” of the spine takes place. The patient’s spine is positioned in different ways to allow the misaligned segments of the spine to realign themselves into their normal position as the patient breathes. These techniques known as position and hold techniques as the process of alignment proceeds through the physiological movements which occur as we breathe. This makes it suitable for use even in patient’s with a severe neurological deficit as the entire process can be carefully and exactly controlled.
What are the benefits?
Many benefits include: relief of chronic pain, deep relaxation, release of injury, deeper tensions relieved from stress, poor posture, falls, spinal injuries, head injuries, etc. Every system is affected because the release is taking place in the central nervous system.
Improved relaxation, increase of circulation, deeper breathing, pain relief, lengthening of spine, headache relief, especially migraines. Anxiety is relieved as well, and children and teens are helped by the release of traumatic events from the nervous system.
To be continued…
Monica Dubay, LMT