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Craniosacral therapy is a unique treatment used by massage therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths. Osteopathic craniosacral therapy uses a gentle touch to massage the joints in the skull or cranium, spine, and parts of the pelvis to treat pain and discomfort.

Osteopathic craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive therapy that focuses on enhancing the individual’s healing capabilities. The therapy is done by specialists to improve the operations of the central nervous system.

The gentle touch applied in osteopathic craniosacral therapy affects the circulation, pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid, and the fascia. Cerebrospinal fluid is located in and around the spinal cord and the brain. The process of osteopathic craniosacral therapy relieves pain and dysfunction.

Osteopathic craniosacral therapy can be used to treat both psychological and physical problems. Craniosacral therapy has been used to treat the following:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Back pain
  • Brain injury
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colic
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Immune disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stress

Uses and Benefits of Osteopath Cranial Sacral Therapy

Osteopathic craniosacral therapy can relieve pain in the back, neck, and head. This can lessen any discomfort and release both physical and emotional stress.

Osteopathic craniosacral therapy restores cranial mobility and releases restrictions of the nerves, neck, and head. Craniosacral therapy uses a tender touch to examine the movement of fluids and membranes around and in the central nervous system. Easing pain in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by reducing pain and boosting immunity and health.

New Leaf Wellness offers a variety of therapies including physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathic, and massage therapy in a warm and compassionate environment in our Abbotsford location.

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