How Craniosacral Can Help You Find Lasting Pain Relief
Are you stiff, limping, leaning to one side to avoid a persistent ache in some part of your body? It’s a common reason we see folks in our office. Often, their doctor doesn’t see anything particularly amiss. They’ve tried physical therapy, and it helped a little. The chiropractor made it better, but still not quite. And massage is nice, but sometimes it’s even too painful to try!
Enter craniosacral therapy. This gentle-but-powerful therapy has the ability to release tension in the body and help aches and pains begin to release and heal. Whether you’re suffering from neck pain, back pain, hip or shoulder pain or an ache in your extremities, craniosacral therapy can help you find relief and begin healing. Today, we’ll be sharing with you our clients stories about healing body pain through craniosacral therapy.
How Does Craniosacral Therapy Help With Muscle Aches and Pains?
First, a short primer on what craniosacral therapy is and how it works on our musculoskeletal system.
Craniosacral therapy follows the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body. Cerebrospinal fluid is the fluid that protects and surrounds the brain and spinal cord. By feeling the flutter of the cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body, the therapist can assess where there might be tension that is disrupting the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid and the central nervous system.
Craniosacral seeks to work with the body’s existing healing patterns, unhooking the tension within tissues. The therapist starts working from where they find the body willing to release tension and continuing in the direction of ease, rather than trying to force the body into the desired pattern.
By going the direction of ease, we allow the tissues to unwind themselves and then enable the tissues to go where we were hoping to increase range of motion in the first place. By doing this work in the musculoskeletal system, craniosacral therapy then supports better flow of the cerebrospinal fluid as well as the function of the central nervous system.
For more on what a craniosacral therapy session is like, we invite you to read What is Craniosacral Therapy? What is a Craniosacral Therapy Session Like?
Craniosacral Therapy For Muscle Aches and Pain in the Body
Although we can talk to you all day about how great craniosacral therapy is for pain in the body, we know it’s much more powerful if our clients tell you directly about their experiences. Take a look at this handful of reviews we’ve had about muscle aches and pains.
Our long time client Mary Jo has had huge success using craniosacral therapy to treat both hip and neck and shoulder pain.
Recent client Paige shared her experience of her craniosacral session relieving her persistent back pain.
Neck pain is a really common reason that clients come to see us. Client Reagan not only found relief through CST, but also got a little taller from spinal decompression!
So often, different parts of our body are hurting that are seemingly disconnected, but the magic of craniosacral therapy is that often, we can figure out how these different types and areas of pain are connected and related. Even better, we can begin to provide relief! Client Abby shares her experience with pain in different areas of her body related to a forgotten injury.
Although this video contains several testimonials from parents, we also wanted to highlight the experience of one of our favorite speech language pathologists Tami Teshima of Duncan Lake Speech Therapy. Tami began coming to see us for shooting pain in her neck and head and experienced amazing results.
These are just a few of the many amazing healing journeys we’ve been a part of through our practice! We look forward to seeing you in the office to help you find some much deserved relief from aches and pains! Call or text us at (616) 433-3003 or book online today.