Craniosacral Therapy for Anxiety and Stress Relief - Physical Therapist

Craniosacral Therapy for Anxiety and Stress Relief

August 22, 2021

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Different studies conducted over the past have proven that too much stress and strain that originated from a person’s mind may be reflected on their body as a disease. Because of these findings, specialists from all over the world are continuously looking for ways on how to improve one’s mental and physical health through different kinds of treatment.

In recent years, more specialists have started to recognize Craniosacral Therapy or CTS as an effective method for improving a patient’s overall well-being through therapy. CTS practitioners believe that this type of treatment can help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as restore balance into one’s nervous system.

What is Craniosacral therapy?

CTS involves light therapeutic touch performed by a licensed massage or physical therapist which aims to restore balance in the central nervous system by freeing the soft tissue around the brain and spinal cord. The light, healing touch allows the cerebrospinal fluid to circulate more freely which helps improve the nervous system’s overall functionality. It is also believed that this light and gentle manipulation helps in releasing the trapped emotions and stresses in a person’s body tissues which causes physical restriction.

What are the benefits of Craniosacral therapy?

Some studies have shown that CTS can reduce stress on the body and promotes self-recovery. Patients who have undergone CTS report that they have experienced the following:

  • improved quality of sleep
  • reduced headaches/migraine
  • decrease of muscle tension
  • reduced anxiety and chronic pain
  • reduced symptoms of intestinal problems (caused by stress – indigestion, acid reflux, etc.) 

Who can benefit from Craniosacral therapy?

Anyone, especially those who have anxiety, can benefit from a session of craniosacral therapy. Unlike manual therapy patients who wish to try CTS need not feel that something is wrong with them before they may book an appointment. With the amount of stress people are going through every day, there’s a chance that the body’s fight or flight response is triggered by the smallest inconvenience. Because of this unnecessary response, more people find themselves too stressed daily after finishing work or completing certain tasks.

While it is known to help in relieving pain and discomfort caused by stress and anxiety, it is highly recommended that patients who experience chronic pain and discomfort visit a physiotherapy center in Dubai if their pain or symptoms persist after a CTS session.

If you’re suffering from chronic pain caused by an injury or experiencing discomfort caused by stress and anxiety, Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC can provide you with a range of treatment plans that are tailored to your needs. You may visit one of our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for therapy sessions.