We all know that massage usually feels good—and fortunately, if you’re massage shopping, there are lots of different kinds to choose from. Craniosacral therapy is a type of massage therapy that focuses on tissues, membranes, and energy, and involves subtle manipulations to the skull and spine. (Sort of like when you get your hair washed at the salon and they give you an amazing head rub, but more, you know, healing!) The term craniosacral therapy was coined by osteopath Dr. John Upledger, and it’s used for several conditions, including headaches, migraine, stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During a session, which may be performed by a massage therapist, chiropractor, naturopath, or osteopath, a practitioner aims to remove energy blockages and boost the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
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does anyone have experience with craniosacral therapy and/or lymphatic massage for chronic headaches/lyme/mold/cirs/general detox?
Has anyone used chiropractic means/seeing a chiropractor to deal with sinusitis and chronic sinus conditions related to mold/allergies? I was looking for a CranioSacral therapist near me and found one who’s also a chiropractor— his website blew me away when it talked about chiropractors being able to work wonders for drainage issues. Intrigued!
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Craniosacral Therapy is the most practical, comprehensive textbook in this rapidly growing field of therapy involving the cranial bones, meningeal membranes, cerebrospinal fluids, and whole-body connective tissues. Craniosacral Therapy defines the physiology and anatomy of the craniosacral system, its function in health, and relationship to disease processes. It provides practical instruction in developing and extending palpatory skills which will greatly benefit all forms of manipulation, as well as basic physical diagnosis. Two hundred drawings and photographs illustrate the mechanisms underlying the craniosacral system, and vividly demonstrate how to perform craniosacral techniques in the clinic.
Harmonizing Your Craniosacral System: Self-Treatments for Improving Your Health
Harmonizing Your Craniosacral System: Self-Treatments fo Improving Your Health offers exercises developed to promote healing, body awareness, and relaxation. The book’s techniques are based on the principles of craniosacral therapy, a hands-on approach that works gently with the spine, skull, sacrum, and connective tissue in the body to release pain and tension. Simple to perform, the exercises can be done either sitting or lying down, and each can be completed separately or as a unit. The book is unique because it is the only one that features selftreatment for craniosacral therapy. The book begins with a description of the craniosacral system and its relationship to other body systems. Awareness and perception exercises cover breathing techniques and methods for sensing the parts of the body and its craniosacral rhythm. The quality of touch and exact finger and hand positions are discussed, and detailed instructions are provided for each self-treatment involving the sacrum, iliosacral joints, connective tissue, head, and facial bones. Illustrated with 105 full-color photographs and 9 black-andwhite anatomical drawings, the book concludes with helpful information about professional craniosacral therapy treatments, terms and definitions, and an alphabetized summary of self-treatments.
Your Inner Physician and You: Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release
This lively book describes the discovery and therapeutic value of the craniosacral system in easy, understandable terms healthcare professionals and laypeople alike can understand. Dr. Upledger's colorful case histories explain the path that led to his discovery of this exciting medical modality. The book contains a play-by-play account of the development of CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, and other concepts and techniques. It's recommended reading for therapists, patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in understanding how therapy performed on the craniosacral system can improve the quality of life.
An Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy: Anatomy, Function, and Treatment
Grounded in ancient hands-on methods of diagnosis and treatment while encompassing the innovations of the early experimental osteopaths, craniosacrally-based treatment is now one of the most successful and fastest-growing approaches to mind-body healing. Providing access to the unity of structure and function in the organism, such therapy offers a simple, direct, and non-dogmatic means for tapping the body’s inherent intelligence in a fluid and spontaneous way. We should not presume that the techniques in this book deal solely with the bones of the cranium, the spine, and the lower back. The craniosacral system is no less than the structural aspect of the central nervous system. Its methods originate in neural behavior and emotional energy and include their manifestations throughout the tissues and organs of the body. Both a medical system with precise anatomical criteria and a therapeutic art requiring a practitioner to feel, interpret, and move energy, modern craniosacral therapy offers a unique way to perceive and influence the structural configuration of the brain itself in its relationship to the body’s architecture.
Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism
This practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical well-being builds on Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory—one of the most important recent developments in human neurobiology. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a craniosacral therapist and Rolfer, Stanley Rosenberg explores the crucial role that the vagus nerve plays in determining our psychological and emotional states and explains that a myriad of common psychological and physical symptoms—from anxiety and depression to migraines and back pain—indicates a lack of proper functioning in the vagus nerve. Through a series of easy self-help exercises, the book illustrates the simple ways we can regulate the vagus nerve in order to initiate deep relaxation, improve sleep, and recover from injury and trauma. Additionally, by exploring the link between a well-regulated vagus nerve and social functioning, Rosenberg’s findings and methods offer new hope that by improving social behavior it is possible to alleviate some of the symptoms at the core of many cases of autism spectrum disorders. Useful for psychotherapists, doctors, bodyworkers, and caregivers, as well as anyone who experiences the symptoms of chronic stress and depression, this book shows how we can optimize autonomic functioning in ourselves and others, and bring the body into the state of safety that activates its innate capacity to heal.
Podcasts about Craniosacral therapy
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Podcast: Cranial Sacral Therapy
Hay House author and cranial sacral practitioner Kate McKinnon joins the show and explains the benefits cranial sacral therapy.
Intrinsic Motivation From A Homies' Perspective: Cranial Sacral Therapy Near Me - Cranio-Sacral Massage Therapy Demonstration Part 1, Mouth Work
Hamza and David explore the world of Cranial Sacral Therapy with Michael Morgan. Can Cranial Sacral Therapy be stretched to have a bigger impact on society today? What is the the big deal with regards to dealing with the latest Cranial Sacral Therapy with experts like Michael Morgan anyway? We discuss experiences both pro and con on the subject from a homies' perspective...
Burke Williams SpaCast: What is Shiatsu and Cranial Sacral? Find out!
Carl talks with Cruz Kim, Manager of Treatments and Development, about Shiatsu and Cranial Sacral. What are they? Could you benefit from trying them?
The NAMI Radio Hour: Alternative Ways to Heal: Elysabeth Benedict on Cranial-Sacral, Emotions, and Health
The Way of Healing Podcast: Reeca Gaspari – Visionary Craniosacral Therapy
Reeca Gaspari is an integrative healer with a background in dance. The techniques she uses include Visionary Craniosacral Work® (a soothing non-invasive hands-on therapy), Therapeutic Body Work using deep tissue techniques, Pre- and Post-Natal Treatment, Scar Tissue Remediation, Tickle Massage, Aroma Acupoint Therapy and Pelvic Floor Therapy. She is also certified in Sexological Body Work and Shiatsu-Anma. Join us for this delightful dive into healing.
- J Altern Complement Med. Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Altern Complement Med. Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
- Clin J Pain. Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial. Clin J Pain. Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial.
- Complement Ther Med. A systematic review to evaluate the clinical benefits of craniosacral therapy. Complement Ther Med. A systematic review to evaluate the clinical benefits of craniosacral therapy.
- BMC Complement Altern Med. Craniosacral therapy for migraine: Protocol development for an exploratory controlled clinical trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. Craniosacral therapy for migraine: Protocol development for an exploratory controlled clinical trial.