Craniosacral Therapy is the title used for specialized types of treatment using the hands and/or feet for healing purposes. Craniosacral Therapy is a process in which soft tissue manipulation is done on specific areas on the cranium with a tiny headgear and fine elastic wires. The principal objective of craniosacral treatment is to help to restore function and restoration of mobility in those with craniofacial impairments. There are many causes of facial injuries and impairments, from arthritis to cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis (MS). Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for most patients suffering from either or both of these conditions.
In my time as a Facial Plastic SurgeonI have treated patients with various levels of facial injuries ranging from fractures to traumatic amputations, and various other injuries affecting the soft tissues. Some of those injuries are readily apparent, whereas others aren't as easy to describe or determine on the first visit. To be honest, over the years I have seen more than 1 case where the patient presented with a craniosacral therapy-related injury. I have also seen many patients who were treated successfully with other therapies, but because of their distress, pain or inability to operate, were referred back to the cranial specialist.
Facial trauma is one of the most common reasons for referral to a specialist, and for good reason. The primary goal of cranial therapy is to decrease or eliminate pain, increase range of motion, restore facial nerve function and eliminate or reduce the presence of deformities, tumors or serious scarring. While the benefits of this kind of treatment are usually beyond compare, some patients may experience numbness, tingling, a fluttering sensation, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing or moving the eyes. These side effects may actually worsen and become much worse if a person doesn't receive the right amount of stimulation and instruction.
The problem with craniosacral therapists quackery is they are offering quack treatments that simply don't work. In fact, those quacks play on people's fear of the unknown. The first step in treating any condition is education. Unfortunately, these"schools" are teaching patients about nothing. Nobody is even really sure what the cause of the condition is.
I've been told by several people that they should feel free to consult a standard medical doctor about any aches, pains or Deep tissue massage symptoms that they have. I personally would stay away from this, as it is only a matter of time until we find out everything about the human body. At the same time, there are those who would benefit from a cranial manual treatment such as craniosacral therapy. I personally would prefer a manual therapy to some other sort.
Craniosacral therapy is also achieved without a head piece or craniosacral vest. It only requires the use of two simple pieces of equipment. One is a clear plastic visor that sits on top of the helmet and the other is an adhesive skullcap. You place your head into the visor and adjust it up and down to match your head size. Then you place the skullcap back and do the exact same to the other side. This is a secure way to do craniosacral therapy with no danger of infection or injury to the epidermis.
Before deciding to have any craniosacral therapy finished, you should make certain to do your research. There are lots of distinct types of techniques and philosophies out there. A number of them do not work in any way, while others could be beneficial. Craniosacral therapists should always discuss all available options with their patients prior to proceeding. Discussing all the merits of each treatment method might help you make an informed decision.
No matter what method of craniosacral therapy you choose, you will certainly feel better after your initial session. I personally profited from both methods, so don't feel like you're alone. You may experience numbness in the hands or feet, but these feelings will be gone in a couple of days. You may experience pain or stiffness in some areas, but these too will also be gone in a couple of days. As long as you comply with the suggested treatments, you will definitely feel better after your next craniosacral therapy session therapist treatments.