Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle treatment where light touch is used to help improve movement within the cranio-sacral system. The name is taken from the bones that make up this system – the cranium (the skull and face) and the sacrum (the bone at the lower end of the spinal column). This system has an affect on many body functions, and treatment on it can stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself.
Treatment can benefit a wide range of conditions, such as chronic pain, postural compensation following sports injury, migraines and headache, jaw pain, neuralgia and low energy.
People report a number of benefits from the treatment. As well as improvement in the symptoms you came to see the physiotherapist about, people feel an increase in relaxation and general well being, improvement in sleep quality and a reduction in stress.
Treatment usually takes place with you lying on your back, fully clothed and lasts 30-60 minutes.
Neuromuscular Therapy addresses soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains, muscle tears and nerve impingement. By identifying postural distortion, weak or overused muscles can be manipulated and their function corrected. Relaxing tight restricted muscles allows healthy blood flow to repair the injury site, while decreasing pain and inflammation encourages correct function of the affected area. Addressing the nervous system with specific tissue stimulation solidifies the proper range of movement and muscle recruitment. Manual techniques as well as the application of kinesio tape are used to treat both acute and chronic conditions.