Our Physiotherapists use CranioSacral Therapy to reduce the sensitivity of patients who have an injury or illness that has overwhelmed their nervous system.
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a specialized form of gentle manual (hands-on) therapy that reduces the sensitivity of your nervous system by softening the fascial restrictions around your skull and spine and promoting deep circulation and relaxation to your nerves. Your nervous system is made up of your brain, spinal cord and 72km of nerve fibers throughout your body!
Injuries to joints and muscles, surgeries, and periods of high physical or mental stress in your life have the potential to overwhelm your nervous system.
Signs of an overwhelmed nervous system include:
- Your injury hasn’t healed in the expected time frame
- Your pain and tension increase rather than decrease over time
- You are afraid to move or exercise
- You have pain in new areas of your body
- You feel more anxious
- You feel more tired
What issues can CST treat?
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck, Back & Jaw Pain
- Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Syndromes
- Immune-Mediated Arthritis
- Neurological Conditions
- Periods of High Physical or Mental Stress
- Chronic or Persistent Pain
What should I expect during my appointment?
Your physiotherapist will gather much information related to your pain experience. A thorough assessment of your mobility and function will be performed. The treatment takes place in a quiet, private room where comfort and relaxation is maximized with options of softer lighting, ambient music and blankets for warmth.
You can wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Sessions are typically conducted weekly and are 1 hour in length. Many patients report improvement or resolve after 4-6 sessions. Your physiotherapist will also educate you extensively on understanding your issue and how to best take charge of your recovery with self-treatment strategies at home.