I couldn’t find help until I found my own craniosacral therapist. He slowly and gently worked with my neck, and whole body until it all just eased into a deep relaxation on its own. When my neck released, my tears just floated my eyes, I felt a deep emotional relief, just from the fact, that I knew now I was going to get well. I had been hurt for a long time, and now I felt I had experienced a miracle.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) can be particularly beneficial for people with mood disorders, anxiety and depression. This is because CranioSacral Therapy helps to relieve both the emotional and physical components of a traumatic injury, which often leads to mood, anxiety and depression disorders when not treated.
This is because CST, gets to the source of the chronic pain and dysfunction buried with in the body’s tissue, and addresses the emotional content, that is associated with the original physical force of the traumatic injury; (Negative emotional content like fear, anger, shame and even despair). A simple fall from your bicycle when you were a kid, for example can lead to a chronic neck injury later in life. The injury to your tailbone, from the fall, was never really resolved, leaving a portion of it lodged in the base of your skull. Now your new whiplash, reawakens the original low back problem, thereby settling off a cascade of emotional and physical symptoms. That can quickly escalate, with out proper treatment.
Always consult with your doctor about any of your mood disorders, anxiety and depression, but know that these conditions are often associated with unresolved physical injuries buried in the body. Chronically compressions within the body, especially any where along the central nervous system can do that. Sometimes, a compression at the base of the spine, will cascade, transport and move into the neck, up into base of the skull, or vise versa. (The occipital ridge, is the site where a lot of headaches, migraines pains and even TMJ-D are found).
So an impacted compression injury at either end of the spine, the base of your cranium, “your head and neck” or at the sacrum, “the triangular bone below the last vertebra of the spine” can hold not only the physical force of the injury, but also it’s unhealthy emotional content. That is why a CST practitioners, work above and below the injury site and the whole body, to locate the body’s bio-mechanical tension and movement patterns, to resolve seemly unrelated issues.
It has been shown, by the late Dr. John Upledger, Osteopathic Physician who developed Craniosacral Therapy, via extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as Clinical Research Professor of Biomechanics, that the body’s healing vitality and emotional health was improved greatly, when the emotional content of the original traumatic events was also supported therapeutically.
This is why, a CST practitioner works to support the whole body holistically, physically and emotionally through listening skills, gentle touch and softening positional releases, in an effort to boost the body’s natural healing processes. CranioSacral Therapy stems from Osteopathic Medicine, and is based upon the primary principle that the body knows how to heal itself.
Many people feel some immediate relief from emotional symptoms, including muscle and joint pain, which in turn helps to reduce anxiety and depression.
After a few CranioSacral Therapy sessions, people often notice changes in their symptoms and sleep patterns, that allow a person rest deeply, which empowers the body to return to health. CST has been shown to benefit many chronic pain, emotional, illness and physical conditions, including:
- Migraines, headache pain, chronic neck and back pain, anxiety and depression disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Post Concussion Symptoms
- Childhood Disorders, Scoliosis, ADD/ ADHD and Orthopedic Injury Recovery.
For more information, access the Upledger’s CranioSacral Therapy research articles.
Quantum InnerQI Healing Touch -Medical Massage and CranioSacral Therapy
Claude Barrett, LMT, CST License Number mt004572. Claude is a Member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)); He is also a Medallion Member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP); Ans is a 2011 Certified Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapist. Claude graduated in 1992 Advanced Clinical and Holistic Applications of Massage Therapy, from the Institute of Natural Healing Science, (INHS).
Now located in both Garland, and in Rockwall, Texas. Call me Claude 214 232-5278 for an appointment. (Soon you will be able to book with me online).
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