Everyone that experiences chronic pain knows how hard it is to handle. Chronic pain disorders are leading reasons for disabilities. The typical pharmacological treatments offer decrease in pain at the price of potential side effects. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive and powerful therapy derived from osteopathy. It is frequently sought after therapy that decreases pain, relaxes the body and allows the mind to let go, switches from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode, which enhances the relaxation and healing. The clinical studies show the evidence that CST effects the intensity of the pain, it positively impacts the physical and mental aspects and quality of life (Haller et.al. 2019). Short-term as well as long-term changes in ability to relax were noted.
Craniosacral therapy through a light and mindful touch techniques releases deeply felt myofascial structures, decompresses the sutures and balances the nervous system through balancing cerebrospinal fluid. All chronic pain as well as mental distress could be treated by craniosacral therapy, especially migraines, holding of the tension, muscular compressions on nerves, TMJ and more.
Written by Ania Haas MS.LMT
Haller, H., Lauche, R., Sundberg, T., Dobos, G., & Cramer, H. (2019).
Craniosacral therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21(1), 1–14.