Wondering What the Heck a CranioSacral Massage Is?! Add It On to Your Next Massage for Deeper Relaxation.
CranioSacral Therapy: CranioSacral Massage for the Ultimate Deep Relaxation Experience.
Radiant Day Spa Now Offers CranioSacral Therapy and Massage in Bend, Oregon. Experience Deep Relaxation and Holistic Health Benefits.
By Lynnette Braillard
This subtle massage treatment can be used to help a range of health issues from migraines and neck and back pain to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), depression and sleep issues to improving balance and coordination and even vision problems.
Using subtle movements, light touch, and head cradling, Cranial Sacral Therapy is said to affect the pressure and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, which is the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This process is thought to relieve pain and dysfunction.
Here’s the Skinny on CranioSacral & How it Works
Cranial Sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones. CranioSacral massage is very subtle and relaxing.
Your massage therapist may encourage you to try a series of treatments (depending on what you are trying to treat) which can be easily added on to any regular “treat myself” massage at Radiant Day Spa, located in the Old Mill District in Bend.
Fans of CranioSacral massage have experienced an actual physical shift in their mind and body. This massage is said to create a feeling of deeper relaxation than ever felt before.
You might feel more clear headed and a big sense of overall calm.
Some of our clients’ claim that their ability to fall asleep — and stay asleep — has improved with cranio sacral massage. The stay-asleep-side-effect can kick in immediately or take a few days to show up.
Whether you think it’s “woo woo” or not, this Cranio stuff seems to make many feel better with noticeable improvements.
And the science and medical community have been taking note. CranioSacral research is now being done on people who have experienced concussions.
Studies have been done on migraine and Fibromyalgia sufferers, too. Although the medical community is slow to embrace this modality — much like most alternative health treatments including the medical benefits of massage — we believe in trying things that won’t harm, have zero side effects, and that make you feel good.
Why CranioSacral Therapy (CST) Works in a Nutshell: The Science Behind It
The Cranio-Sacral system serves as a core function for your entire body’s health. You lie on your back on a table and your practitioner — who can be a massage therapist, chiropractor, osteopath or even a physical therapist — gently holds and lightly presses on the bones at the base of your skull, spine, pelvis and feet to relieve compression and remove blockages of the cerebrospinal fluid.
Several studies have been done on CST and found it to be effective on migraines as well as reducing symptoms of pain and stress from Fibromyalgia.
It is noninvasive and painless with little to no side effects.
And it goes without saying to talk with your doctor and massage practitioner about any medical issues before beginning any kind of body work therapies. Make sure your CranioSacral practitioner is a licensed professional.
Call Radiant Day Spa at 541-647-1329 or reserve online today.
Medical Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.