Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive holistic healing practice where light gentle touches are used to balance the craniosacral system in the body. The craniosacral system includes bones, fluids, nerves, and connective tissues of the spinal area and cranium. The resulting tension relief in the central nervous system leads to a reduction of pain, promoting well-being and boosting immunity and health.


What Is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy uses gentle hands-on treatments that may help provide relief from various health issues, such as neck pain, headaches, and the side effects of cancer treatments, among others. In craniosacral therapy, a massage therapist uses a light touch technique to examine membranes and fluid movements in and around the central nervous system to relieve tension.

The objective of craniosacral therapy is to assist the release of “fascia,” or the body’s connective tissue through a gentle placement of hands. Fascia is a thin membrane, or covering, found throughout the body including nerves, glands, organs, blood vessels, the spinal cord, and the brain. In theory, the whole body is interrelated through this body-wide connective network.

What Can I Expect During a Craniosacral Therapy Session?

A craniosacral therapy session starts just like most other massage therapy sessions.

The therapy session begins with an interview with a massage therapist to discuss and identify the areas of your body that have issues.

The therapist uses gentle and light touches to assess possible disruptions or restrictions in your fascial system. The resulting fascial release helps organs and muscles to relieve stress naturally which leads to improvements in function.


What Are the Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is non-invasive and can benefit almost anyone. There are contra-indications that prevent specific people from undergoing craniosacral therapy, such as:

  • Cerebral swelling
  • Concussion suffered recently
  • Structural defects in the cerebellum
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Blood clots
  • Any disorder that causes cerebral fluid issues, such as abnormal pressure or flow

Craniosacral therapy delivers huge benefits in providing relief from compression in the head, neck, and back. This therapy also helps a person regain cranial mobility. Craniosacral therapy restores the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid which helps promote the body’s ability to heal. The resulting benefits from craniosacral therapy are:

  • Alleviating illness and dysfunction, such as central nervous system disorders, fibromyalgia, seizure disorders, chronic sinusitis, chronic fatigue, and more
  • Pain relief from conditions such as chronic pain, headaches, and neck pain
  • Improvement in mobility through the release of bone and tissue restrictions
  • Ease difficult pregnancy
  • Improved immune system function
  • Relief from digestive issues, such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
  • May provide relief from anxiety disorders and depression
  • Promotes better sleep

Why Massage and Wellness Collective Is the Perfect Setting for Your Craniosacral Massage Therapy in Portsmouth, NH

Peaceful surroundings and soothing music provide a perfect setting for craniosacral therapy sessions. Massage and Wellness Collective offers an environment that enhances the effects of craniosacral therapy. Just like your home, our wellness center gives you a chance to relax, but without the stress associated with thinking of dirty laundry or doing chores.

Our massage therapists are well-trained and experienced practitioners of this holistic healing technique. We can also work with you to combine modalities to create the ideal massage therapy. Best of all, we are a short drive away from any point within Portsmouth, NH.


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