Who should try Cranio-Sacral Therapy?

If you have pain or need relaxation, Cranio-Sacral Therapy is for YOU.

Many clients at Acu-Na Wellness Center are familiar with receiving massage therapy and acupuncture to address their health concerns and relieve pain. As a comprehensive wellness center, we are passionate about offering many different therapeutic tools to add to your self-care “toolbox” to enhance your quality of life. We recommend trying Cranio-Sacral therapy to add another dimension to your healthcare approach and explore the options that work best for your unique individual needs.  

Cranio-sacral therapy (CST) is also known as Cranial Sacral Therapy. It’s a type of subtle bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column. Therefore, it can treat a number of conditions relating to the head, neck, and spine as well as the functioning of the internal systems of your body.

CST is noninvasive. Your craniosacral therapist uses gentle fingertip pressure on the head, neck, and low back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. During your session, you will rest fully clothed on a comfortable massage table and take in the quiet calming effect of the relaxing music as your therapist gently holds your head and neck, using very subtle movements that lull you into a state of deep, restorative healing.

Cranio-sacral therapy works by regulating the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid through the central nervous system. Any small misalignments of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis can interrupt the flow of this important protective fluid, causing blockages that prevent the body’s natural ability to heal from the traumas of daily life. Your cranio-sacral therapist at Acu-Na Wellness Center uses extensive training and clinical experience to gently restore the proper alignment and allow the nervous system to do its job.  

Despite being gentle, Craniosacral therapy can be quite powerful. In our experience, we have seen people achieve transformative results with stubborn pain or chronic conditions.

What can it help with?

Cranio-sacral therapy soothes pain and releases both emotional and physical stress and tension. It’s also thought to help restore cranial mobility and ease or release restrictions of the head, neck, and nerves. It treats more than just pain conditions. Since it has an effect on the nerves that supply all the organs, cranial sacral can address internal disorders as well.

Cranial sacral therapy can be used for people of all ages. It may be part of your treatment for conditions like:

  • TMJ
  • migraines and headaches
  • vertigo, dizziness
  • neck pain
  • low back pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • digestive: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • brain health: memory, brain injury, dementia, concussion
  • emotional health: anxiety, depression, PTSD
  • insomnia
  • scoliosis
  • sinus infections, ear infections

Regardless of your physical ailments, craniosacral will be beneficial to restore your body’s natural equilibrium. In addition, the experience during the session is purely blissful and relaxing.

Depending on what you’re using CST to treat, you may benefit from between 3 and 10 sessions, and you may benefit from maintenance sessions. Your healthcare provider will help you determine what’s right for you.

Who Performs Cranio-Sacral Therapy?

At Acu-Na Wellness Center, your Cranio-Sacral specialist is Sadhvi Velasquez, LMBT. She has received 20 years of training in craniosacral techniques from a prominent teacher with certification with the Upledger Institute. Her level of professional clinical experience allows her to interpret a variety of conditions and create the most effective treatment plan to help you meet your health goals.

Try it now…

Acu-Na Wellness Center offers cranial sacral therapy in 60-minute sessions, 90-minute sessions, and as an add-on or upgrade to your regular massage sessions.

For your first treatment, we recommend choosing a 90-minute session so your therapist has the opportunity to fully address all of your concerns. Of course, if you’re unfamiliar with it or unsure, an upgrade within your traditional massage session will help you get a feel for cranio sacral and see the potential it has for healing your body and mind.  

Call 828-974-7058 to book your Cranial Sacral healing with Sadhvi.

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