Whether you are experiencing acute pain that might have been caused by a fall or vehicle accident or long term pain that is a result of a physical, emotional or psychological stress, we will determine a personalized approach that will start you on a path to pain-free living.
Acute & Chronic Pain
For many of people, living with some form of chronic pain is a part of everyday life. When we take into account back pain, arthritis, repetitive stress injuries, and sports injuries we realize that the majority of the population is often managing some sort of painful condition. Unfortunately, the help we receive when we visit our primary doctor is often minimal and fails to get to the root of the problem.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) approaches the treatment of painful conditions in an entirely different way. BCST recognizes that there are many subtleties to the types of pain we experience and many reasons why our bodies are unable to heal themselves. Masking the symptoms is not enough. The pain will never truly go away until the tissue is healed and the underlying factor impairing the body’s natural ability to heal is removed. This type of targeted and supportive care requires a very sophisticated system of sensitive and specific treatment. Due to my background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I assess pain according to where in the body it is located, what type of pain is felt (sharp, dull, shooting, etc), what factors make it better or worse, and according to other imbalances in the client’s constitution. Through this very specific classification of the painful condition, targeted and supportive care can be prescribed. The result is individualized treatment plans for the specific client that often lead to dramatic and rapid reductions in their pain.
In my treatments I commonly use a variety of modalities to treat pain such as craniosacral therapy, targeted massage to release muscle tension, acupressure, rehabilitative exercise, dietary modification to reduce inflammation, and relaxation techniques.
My approach is to be consistent with frequent treatments in the beginning in order to effect change and eliminate the pain. Most of my clients see results within a few treatments and depending on the injury, pain is greatly reduced or gone within 5-7 treatments.
Painful conditions that often respond to craniosacral therapy are:
- Low back pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic neck and shoulder pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Knee pain
- Ankle sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Athletic Injuries
- Menstrual Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
Many people spend a lot of time and money treating symptoms. Craniosacral therapy goes beyond the surface of the problem to determine the real cause. After the cause is determined, a prompt and efficient plan of action will be initiated to set you on your road to optimal health.
Once pain has been held in the body it becomes “systemic”. That means the pain affects every aspect of your existence causing additional stress. Your mood, energy level, sex drive, thoughts, digestion and desire to thrive may all be altered. This cycle can continue for your entire life if the root of the problem is not addressed.
Craniosacral therapy can help us determine where to start. Using the wide array of structural techniques available, the body will be relaxed, the blood and lymphatic systems (which bring about healing) will improve, and the nervous system throughout body will be restored to optimal health. Specific nutritional support will also be recommended. After this corrective phase guidance with life-style, stretching, exercise, and work will be given to make the changes long lasting.