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Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy is a simple procedure involving light, therapeutic touch administered to the head, neck, and other troublesome areas that prevent the exchange of cerebrospinal fluid (or what is called arterial pressure) throughout the body, targeting cranial bone movement. Certified Practitioners of this therapy use selective pressures to manipulate the cranial bones, offering guests the feeling of deep relaxation during and after the session. Clinical studies have also determined that Cranial Sacral Therapy has reduced the incidence of adverse effects in patients who have suffered traumatic brain syndrome as well as other accidents.

What to Expect

Depending on the area(s) receiving treatment, Cranial Sacral Sessions can last anywhere from 30-minutes to one hour. The Massage Therapist will usually begin at the cranial base, located at the back of the skull where stress and blockage of cerebrospinal fluid are commonly attributed to headaches. By targeting this area, the therapist opens the tissues and alleviates pain caused in this area. The jaw also often receives special attention during a LaVida Massage Cranial-Sacral session. When there is a lack of fluid in the jaw, issues such as temporomandibular joint disorders (commonly referred to as TMJ) can occur. Cranial Sacral Therapy administered to the jaw can help to loosen the joints and allow fluid to enter it, removing tension in the jaw and alleviating the associated pain. Another area of the body that can benefit from Cranial Sacral Therapy is the Sacrum - or the large, triangular bone at the base of the spine that rests like a wedge between the hipbones. The cerebrospinal fluid must flow freely from the head and neck all the way down the entire spine. By targeting the sacrum, guests can get relief for; general back pain, stress, chronic fatigue, and improved balance - and solve many other issues associated with the hips. Because of the relaxing nature of this procedure, Cranial-Sacral Therapy can be beneficial for those suffering from several nervous conditions as well. Many such problems often are caused by a lack of cerebrospinal fluid reaching the brain. Getting those fluids flowing properly back to the brain can also greatly benefit those suffering from menopause, digestive problems, eye stress and pain, hyperactivity, and helps to strengthen the overall performance of the immune system.