Craniosacaral massage: a true stress buster
Massage therapy has got much more to do than just relaxing your body. It has been proved that there are multiple physical and emotional advantages of even a single session of massage therapy. With growing number of proven health benefits, the number of people turning to massage therapy is also growing. The reason behind this is the balanced lifestyle people get with the help of regular therapeutic massage. Some of the well known medical benefits of body massage are:
- Encouraged relaxation
- Relief from stress
- Improved blood circulation
- Improved posture
- Relaxed muscles
- Maintained blood pressure
- Improved breathing
- Relief from headache
- Strengthened immune system
- Enhanced post operative rehabilitation
- Improved post injury rehabilitation
Today, due to increased mental pressure people are looking for a kind of therapy that can relieve them from problems related to stress. Craniosacral massage is one such therapy that is particularly meant for releasing compression in those parts of body where pain and stress is alleviated. This blog will discuss about this therapy and its benefits on human body.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral or Cranial Sacral Therapy is a noninvasive and gentle bodywork form which targets your cranial or head bones, entire spinal column and sacrum. Its goal is releasing compression in areas in which pain and stress are alleviated.
Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy:
Cranial Sacral therapy helps restoring bones’ natural position and in decreasing stress resulting from chronic injuries. One of the most common reasons why it is the most sought after therapy is its power that relieves headache resulting from migraine. Other benefits include relief from back pain, neck pain and temporomandibular joint disorder which is an inflammatory disorder of the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull.
As reported in National Headache Foundation, about 28 million of American population is suffering from migraine headaches. Migraine is usually exacerbated or triggered by poor sleep and stress. It has been proved and published in a study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine that the participants who underwent Cranial Sacral Therapy bodywork, suffered from lowered migraines and had a better and quality sleep as compared to those participants who did not receive this therapy. Moreover, the effects of the massage lasted up to 3 weeks post therapy session.
Cranial Sacral massage can either be taken as an individual session or can be included in your regular body massage sessions by consulting your professional massage therapist prior to beginning of your session.