Craniosacral therapy is a safe, gentle treatment that could relieve your head, neck, and back pain. If you have chronic pain, the experienced pain management specialists at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona have fully trained craniosacral therapy practitioners on staff at their five offices in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley, Arizona. If other therapies haven’t worked for you and you’re interested in how craniosacral therapy can help you, call the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona or book an appointment online today.
Craniosacral therapy, which you might also come across as cranial sacral therapy, is a noninvasive form of physical manipulation that aims to relieve compression in your head and spine. Craniosacral therapy targets the bones in your skull, spinal column, feet, and a bone called the sacrum in your lower back that’s shaped like a triangle.
Your provider at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona can relieve your stress and pain by applying gentle pressure on specific points in your head, neck, and back. The aim is to normalize the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, removing any blockages and enhancing your body’s natural ability to heal.
Craniosacral therapy also eases stress, tension, and restrictions in your head and neck. It can help release nerves and restore mobility.
Craniosacral therapy can help you if you have conditions such as:
Craniosacral therapy is a safe form of treatment for people of all ages.
The number of treatments you need depends on the nature of your condition. Some people respond well to just three craniosacral therapy sessions, or you could need up to 10 sessions for optimal results. Your provider at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona can advise you on how many sessions you might need at your consultation.
In most cases, you keep your clothes on for your craniosacral therapy session. Make sure you wear something comfortable and not too tight. You begin by lying down on a therapy table, usually on your back.
Your provider at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona might begin at your head, near the middle of your body, or at your feet. They gently place their hands on your body, with no more pressure than the weight of a nickel (five grams).
With their hands in place, your provider listens to the rhythms they detect in your body. They can tell if anything isn’t right, and then use slight pressure or repositioning techniques to adjust the movement of cerebrospinal fluid.
You might experience pleasant sensations like deep relaxation; you may even fall asleep during your craniosacral therapy session.
Find out more about craniosacral therapy and how it could help you by calling the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona or booking an appointment online today.