Craniosacral Therapy

Realignment of the craniosacral system through gentle manipulation

Any injury to the craniosacral system can upset its balance and function. Realignment of this system enables the body to restore a healthy flow of cerebrospinal fluid and regulation of the nervous system.

Craniosacral therapy is a hands-on therapy that utilizes very light touch to identify and correct distortions of the craniosacral system.
Craniosacral therapy may be beneficial in cases of neurological disturbance, cognitive impairment, and certain pain patterns.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Am I candidate for craniosacral therapy?

    Only a practitioner trained and certified in craniosacral therapy can determine whether or not you are a good candidate. Within your visit, your Doctor will determine if you are a good candidate and will recommend a treatment plan.

  • What does craniosacral therapy treat?

    Injury to the craniosacral system can manifest as a wide variety of symptoms. Certain symptoms may be particularly responsive to craniosacral therapy, including neurological symptoms, such as tingling, numbness, loss of coordination, loss of muscle strength; cognitive symptoms, such as memory and concentration issues, behavioral problems, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); pain, particularly tension headaches, migraines, neck, jaw, and back pain, and fibromyalgia; and systemic inflammatory referral syndromes, such as kidney issues creating low back pain, or right shoulder pain caused by gallbladder inflammation.

  • How much does craniosacral therapy cost?

    Craniosacral therapy typically occurs during visits with your Naturopathic Doctor. The cost of craniosacral therapy will vary depending on how many sessions are required and whether or not you receive other treatments during your visit.

  • How many craniosacral therapy treatments are typically required?

    The response to treatment varies, depending on the overall health of the patient, severity and chronicity of health concerns, frequency of treatment, and other lifestyle factors. Most people only require a few treatments, but some may require many more. Once you begin treatment, your Doctor will be able to monitor how you respond and provide a better estimate of how many treatments may be required.

  • What are the side effects of craniosacral therapy?

    Response to craniosacral therapy varies; many patients may notice an increase of symptoms prior to an improvement. Other potential side effects include headaches, muscle aches, lightheadedness, emotional release, and fatigue. Your Doctor will do a full review of potential other side effects prior to your treatment.

  • Is craniosacral therapy covered by MSP or Extended Health Plans?

    Since craniosacral therapy occurs during a visit with your Naturopathic Doctor, your visit will be billed as a Naturopathic visit. If you qualify for Premium Assistance through MSP, you may qualify for a small percentage of your visit cost to be covered by MSP. Most Extended Health plans do have coverage that can be applied to naturopathic visits; however, most plans have a limit to their coverage per year. We recommend contacting your insurance provider directly prior to your visit to determine your coverage.

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