Depending on the area or areas receiving treatment, Cranial Sacral Sessions can last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. The guest will lie on their back with the certified therapist gently examining the head and neck areas. The therapist will usually begin at the cranial base, located at the back of the skull where stress and blockage at this location are commonly attributed to be the cause of Migraines as well as other types of headaches. By targeting this area, the therapist opens up the tissues and alleviating pain caused in this area.
Benefits of Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial sacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more.
According to the National Headache Foundation, approximately 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Often, migraines are triggered or exacerbated by stress and poor sleep. In a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, researchers found that participants who received bodywork like Cranial Sacral Therapy had better quality sleep and fewer migraines than participants who didnt. Effects even lasted up to three weeks after therapy ended
Another way to address pain in the head is through scalp massage, which can be extremely relaxing. Many people dont realize we have muscles on our scalp, says Melissa Wheeler, a massage therapist and the teacher training coordinator for the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, California. Those muscles are responsible for making our facial expressions, and there can be a lot of tension there, especially when staring at a computer all day or when we are under a lot of stress. Not only that, but the scalp tends to get ignored on a daily basis. Its tension were not usually aware of, Wheeler says. Many people feel that tension melt away when their head is massaged.
You can add Cranial Sacral Therapy to any massage session by asking your professional massage therapist before your session begins.
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