For pain relief and relaxation, craniosacral therapy offers significant benefits. Dr. Lindsay DeHaas, ND, provides a full spectrum of naturopathic support at her practice. To alleviate pain and stress, men and women in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Cambridge, Massachusetts rely on Dr. DeHaas for expert care. Call today for a complimentary consultation or book your appointment online.
Surrounding and protecting your brain and spinal cord is cerebrospinal fluid, which is circulated throughout your nervous system. The structure surrounding this system includes your skull bones, spinal column, and tailbone. Your craniosacral system dictates the health and performance of your brain and spinal cord.
Based on osteopathic principles and treatments, craniosacral therapy evaluates and corrects restrictions in your craniosacral system. When restrictions inhibit the craniosacral system, they manifest as pain and discomfort.
Specifically, Dr. DeHaas uses a very light touch, lighter than a soft massage, to alleviate compression and release tension by manipulating the cranial bones. The movements result in a smoother flow of your nourishing cerebrospinal fluid, which causes feelings of relaxation and resets your craniosacral system.
Dr. DeHaas uses craniosacral therapy to treat men, women, and children who suffer from a wide range of problems, including:
During a typical session, Dr. DeHaas takes a full history of your health and medical background. While you recline during your physical examination, she evaluates your spine, tailbone, rib cage, diaphragm, and cranium and finds areas of limited or restricted movement.
Where restriction is present, Dr. DeHaas applies gentle movements and pressure to free the joints and muscles. You may feel tingling, hot and cold surges, blissfulness, a strong sense of calm and relaxation, and pulses of endorphins.
The number of sessions you need to restore the full function of your craniosacral system depends on what problem Dr. Lindsay treats. The session takes place on a massage table, but unlike a massage, you won’t remove your clothing.
Most sessions take about an hour and are scheduled about a week or two apart. On average, most patients feel better with between two and three therapy appointments.
Feel better fast with therapeutic craniosacral therapy. Call today for a complimentary consultation or book an appointment online.