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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) does what no other therapy has managed for many adults and children. Thought to improve the efficiency of your body’s biological processes, Craniosacral Therapy boosts self-regulation and self-healing. 

CST uses a light touch on membranes and fluids in and around your central nervous system to relieve tension. This simple yet exacting touch promotes a feeling of well-being, eliminates pain, and boosts general health and immunity. Craniosacral Therapy works to ease pain and tension through a series of gentle manipulations of the skull harmonized to your central nervous system’s natural rhythm.

Which Conditions are Helped by Craniosacral Therapy (CST)?

Before recommending Craniosacral Therapy (CST), your physiotherapist at Hillcrest Physiotherapy completes a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms and your condition(s).

You may be a candidate for this specialized therapy if you are coping with:

  • Chronic pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Fascial adhesions
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Neuralgia
  • A neurodegenerative disease
  • Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Speech impairment

To assist your body in releasing the tension in your fascia (connective tissues), your highly-trained physiotherapist places their hands gently in predetermined patterns. Fascia forms a body-wide network, connecting your body on all levels.

What to Expect from Craniosacral Therapy (CST) Sessions

A Craniosacral Therapy session is much like regular massage therapy, but you stay fully clothed, and all the pressure is much less forceful. The session starts with a discussion with your physiotherapist to identify trouble areas and any changes since your last session.

The physiotherapist uses very gentle pressure to assess disruptions and/or restrictions in your fascia. This type of light touch and fascial release treatment may help your muscles and/or organs naturally release tension and relieve stress to improve function. Many patients report feeling deep relaxation. People report pleasant sensations like warmth, tingling, a letting go feeling, relaxation, or a pressure release throughout their body.

Contact Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford for Craniosacral Therapy

Contact us today for a comprehensive assessment to determine if Craniosacral Therapy could help you feel better, live better, and move better! We’re here to help.

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