Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a simple procedure involving light, therapeutic touch administered to the head, neck, and other troublesome areas that prevents the problematic exchange of cerebrospinal fluid (or what is called arterial pressure) throughout the body, targeting cranial bone movement. Certified Practitioners of this therapy use selective pressures to manipulate the cranial bones, offering guests the feeling of deep relaxation during and after the session.
Clinical studies have also determined that Cranial Sacral Therapy has reduced the incidence of adverse affects in patients who have suffered traumatic brain syndrome as well as other accidents. LEARN MORE about LaVida Massage and our role in helping to Improve Physical Rehabilitation
What to Expect
Depending on the area or areas receiving treatment, Cranial Sacral Sessions can last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. The guest will lie on their back with the certified therapist gently examining the head and neck areas. The therapist will usually begin at the cranial base, located at the back of the skull where stress and blockage at this location are commonly attributed to be the cause of Migraines as well as other types of headaches. By targeting this area, the therapist opens up the tissues and alleviating pain caused in this area. LEARN MORE about Migraines
The jaw also often receives special attention during a LaVida Massage Cranial-Sacral Session. When there is a lack of fluid in the jaw, issues such as temporomandibular joint disorders (commonly referred to as TMJ) can occur. Cranial Sacral Therapy administered on the jaw can help to loosen the joints and allows fluid to enter it, removing tension in the jaw and alleviating that pain. LEARN MORE about TMJ & Pain Management with LaVida Massage
Another area of the body that can benefits from Cranial Sacral Therapy is the Sacrum - or the large, triangular bone at the base of the spine that rests like a wedge between the hipbones. Cerebrospinal fluid must flow freely from the head and neck all the way down the entire spine. By targeting the sacrum, guests can get relief for pain, including; general back pain, stress, even chronic fatigue and improved balance - and many other issues associated with the hips. LEARN MORE about Improved Body Motion
Because of the relaxing nature of this procedure, Cranial-Sacral Treatment can be beneficial for those suffering from a number of nervous conditions as well. Many such problems often are caused by a lack of cerebrospinal fluid reaching the brain, and getting those fluids back to the brain can also greatly benefit those suffering from menopause, digestive problems, eye stress and pain, hyperactivity, and also helps to strengthen the overall performance of the immune system. LEARN MORE about how therapeutic massage can help to Relieve Migraines and Headaches and Decreased Anxiety
All LaVida Massage Sessions include five minutes for check in & initial consultation as well as time to undress. For example, a 60-minute custom massage session will consist of five minutes for initial consultation and undressing, 50-minutes of a hands-on custom massage and five minutes for redressing and recommendations. LEARN MORE about LaVida Therapeutic Massage Sessions at Your First Visit.