You may be wondering about CranioSacral Therapy. Having worked with this fantastic modality for many years now, I have seen some tremendous results. Like many other bodywork modalities, research is finally catching up with us!
Below is a link to a clinical overview on brain functioning and the observed affect of CranioSacral Therapy.
An excerpt from the above posting:
“Slow wave (i.e., theta) deficiency in the occipital region is associated with poor stress tolerance, sleep disturbance, racing thoughts, generalized anxiety, and vulnerability to substance addiction,” said Dr. Swingle. “Neurotherapy that focuses on restoring this deficit is strongly enhanced with still-point induction.” Currently, Dr. Swingle treats children with involuntary movement disorders and seizure disorders. A major component of his protocol is to “increase the sensory motor rhythm over the sensory motor cortex [roughly across the top of the head from the tips of the ears]. The sensory motor rhythm is represented by brainwave activity between 13 and 15 cycles per second. When made stronger with brainwave biofeedback, it results in increased seizure threshold and reduced involuntary body movements,” he notes. The increased brainwave amplitude Dr. Swingle has witnessed with CST is associated with “calm and passive attentiveness.”
Of course, there is much more in the article, and perhaps this will encourage you to try a CranioSacral session. I do my work here at Lotus Alternative Pain Center in Muncie, however you may also contact the Upledger Institute to find a practitioner if you wish.
This is a gentle yet powerful modality. It is used for headaches, TMJ dysfunction, whiplash injuries, a large spectrum of disabilities, PTSD, pain management, trauma, special needs patients and many other disorders.