Franciscan Health offers craniosacral therapy to help relieve chronic pain and dysfunction. This type of pain management therapy can benefit whole-body health and improve your quality of life.
Craniosacral therapy is a series of gentle manipulations of the skull, spinal column and sacrum. The goal of this bodywork is to relieve compression in these areas which in turn alleviates stress and pain throughout the body.
Craniosacral therapy can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from pain due to migraines, TMJ syndrome and other disorders of the neck and back.
Every day, you endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. Your body can only handle so much tension before its tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. This tension can compromise the function of the central nervous system – and the performance of nearly every other system in your body. Craniosacral therapy releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct.
By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, craniosacral therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being. And because it's so gentle, craniosacral therapy can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.
Craniosacral therapy can improve your body's ability to take better care of you. It can relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, including: