Craniosacral Massage Therapy in Austin
Craniosacral therapy is a holistic therapy that is praised for helping to manage and resolve many health problems. This therapy works with the nervous system – which affects every part of the body – but is centered around the brain and spinal cord. Craniosacral therapy is gentle and noninvasive, and because of that, many people find it comforting and effective. Much like a very gentle massage, CST is bodywork that uses touch to reduce stress and improve body function.
As everyone knows, stress can have a very negative effect on the body. For centuries, massage has been used for its relaxing and restorative effects. Cranial sacral therapy is much like a gentle massage. Our practitioners of craniosacral therapy know that as the body tenses from stress, it puts pressure on cranial sacral joints. This pressure can move these small bones out of alignment. This affects the natural flow and rhythm of the nervous system and can cause many health problems including migraines, head, neck, back and jaw pain, poor sleep and fibromyalgia.
The light pressure placed on these bones during the CST procedure works to restore natural bone position in the joints of the lower jaw, skull, spine and sacrum. This restorative work is meant to alleviate stress and pain. During your craniosacral therapy session, one of our trained therapists will lightly hold and press the skull and the bones of the spine, jaw, pelvis and sacrum. The procedure is very gentle and movements are very subtle. It is these subtle movements and pressures that our practitioners say influence the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid. This is the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Returning the bones to their natural positions improves the natural flow of this fluid and reduces pressure build up to help the body be healthier and heal more quickly.
Cranial sacral therapy is sometimes used as a preventative health measure meant to lower stress, relieve pain and improve overall health. Craniosacral massage therapy is also often used as an alternative treatment for stress and chronic pain or injury as in migraines or fibromyalgia. This light touch therapy works with the delicate body tissues of the head, spine, face and mouth. Working gently with these tissues helps return the body to its natural rhythms, reduces pain and inflammation and can speed healing from trauma or accidents. It is even said that Craniosacral massage therapy can relieve poor sleep. Many of these conditions can be traced back to restriction of the natural flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Through our Cranial sacral therapy, many can find relief without medication. Craniosacral massage therapy can be used to prevent or manage health conditions. Our goals is to relax your body and return it to its natural flow so that the body can heal itself and function most effectively. Schedule a session today in one of our two Austin locations!
*Craniosacral Therapy appointments available only with our therapists Liz and Monica!