Craniosacral Therapy – a Powerful Treatment for Vertigo

October 12, 2020

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a powerful vertigo treatment for patients who have not found relief from medical prescriptions. Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance accompanied by nausea and visual disturbance. You either feel that your body or the environment around you is spinning. It can be temporary or long-term, and can happen at any age. It can make daily life extremely difficult especially if it involves light sensitivity, chronic headaches, and loss of balance and equilibrium.

It is believed that many cases of vertigo are associated with a craniosacral problem. They can result from an injury or strain to the muscles of the upper back, neck, and shoulders, which are attached to the cranium (part of the skull enclosing the brain). These bones can get jammed together or pulled out of alignment, impinging the spinal and cranial nerves. Subsequently, it can interfere with the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and cause further dysfunction.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is one of the non-invasive physiotherapy treatment modalities used by chiropractors, osteopaths, and massage therapists. It is a gentle, hands-on technique performed to manipulate the joints in the cranium, sacrum, and spinal column in order to relieve pain and stress caused by compression. It is thought that manipulating the said areas can normalize the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, remove blockages therefore, increasing the body’s ability to heal. It can help treat a number of conditions and symptoms like vertigo.


CST has been gaining a lot of followers because of its natural approach in treating vertigo. If your vertigo is episodic and you’re diagnosed with an inner ear dysfunction, it’s highly likely that you have a craniosacral problem. This can be determined by a qualified craniosacral therapist in a matter of minutes. Using light touch, the therapist feels various locations of the body to assess ease of motion, and the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing throughout the brain and spinal cord. Manual therapy is then applied to release restrictions in the tissues.

When the flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord is normalized, it enhances the body’s ability to correct a wide variety of dysfunctions. Symptoms associated with vertigo such as migraines, headaches, neck and back pain, fatigue, and other stress-related disorders can be alleviated. Craniosacral therapy not only balances the cranial bones, but also calms the entire central nervous system.

During a session, you will be brought to a quiet, dim-light room to promote relaxation. You can expect your therapist to have you lie on your back on the massage table, fully clothed. The assessment usually starts by palpating your head, then your sacrum, or other affected areas like your ankles. You may be asked to shift your body slightly from time to time, and the therapist will move your head as he/she gently touches the different areas of your skull. The gradual release of restrictions will cause you to drift off in a very relaxed state.

If you’re suffering from vertigo and want to try a non-invasive treatment like craniosacral therapy in Dubai , Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center is the best place for you. Restore harmony within your central nervous system and get rid of your vertigo today! Call +971 4 551 6126 for more information.