Craniosacral therapy is an excellent, pain-free way to reduce fascial restrictions and restore normal function of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Fully clothed, you will lie comfortably on a treatment table while Dr. Paisley touches your feet, legs, spine, and head. Once restrictions are discovered, she will work gently with the rhythm of your craniosacral system to remove those restrictions and facilitate normalization of your rhythm. Pressure is very light, generally about 5 grams or the weight of a nickel. Sessions generally last one hour and patients report that they feel relaxed and rejuvenated during and after treatment. We recommend that you allow enough time after your appointment to take a walk and allow the treatment to settle into your body.
With several treatments, your body will release restrictions in your fascia and craniosacral systems. Patients report that they feel calmer, sleep better, and experience less pain. Specific conditions that can benefit include: chronic illness, fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, birth trauma, head and body injuries, and TMJ symdrome. Generally a series of treatments are required for lasting results. Dr. Paisley is available to discuss craniosacral therapy with you and determine whether it is the right form of physical medicine for you.
For more information on craniosacral therapy, fascia, and the science behind them:
Craniosacral Therapy: What it is, how it works, by Dr. John Upledger
Your Inner Physician and You, by Dr. John Upledger
The Endless Web: Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality, by Drs. Schultz and Feitis