Stress Related Health Conditions & InjuriesCraniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral for Injuries & Physical Trauma
Craniosacral Therapy is great for accidents, injuries & other events, especially when they have been traumatic. When events are traumatic (stressful or overwhelming) they evoke our fight, flight & freeze response. This response is is helpful during the event, but unhelpful long term if unresolved because it can reduce our ability to recover & heal. If you are experiencing limited or slow recovery or additional symptoms after a stressful procedure or event then CST may be helpful for you. CST helps the body unwind any fight, flight or freeze response allowing the body greater access to its resources for recovery.
I have successfully helped clients who have experienced the following issues:
- Head injuries or concussion (Post-concussion syndrome)
- Post labour symptoms, pelvic tension
- Post labour back pain
- Post-surgery recovery
- Chronic neck tension, neck pain, whiplash & other neck trauma
Injuries/trauma from falls or impacts
- Dental trauma & dental procedure recovery
- Sciatica, nerve pain
- Jaw tension/pain, TMJ issues, teeth grinding
Shoulder, back pain or tension
In the study “Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial” states that “CST was both specifically effective and safe in reducing neck pain intensity and may improve functional disability and the quality of life up to 3 months after intervention”. Click here for the study.
Chris Centeno, M.D. is a specialist in regenerative medicine & further comments on the findings – Click here for the article.
“Trauma produces actual physiological changes, including a recalibration of the brain’s alarm system, an increase in stress hormone.”
– Bessel A. van der Kolk, Author of The Body Keeps the Score
Craniosacral for Stress Related Health Conditions
Although CST leaves treatment of medical conditions for specialist healthcare professionals, CST can offer additional support for people with health conditions particularly when they are stress related. CST can also help settle the nervous system & resource the body to support & improve recovery.
Below are some of the issues I have successfully supported clients with:
- Migraines / Headaches
- Stroke & post-stroke fatigue
- Chronic fatigue
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Stress from terminal cancer diagnosis