The Craniosacral therapy or Craniosacral bodywork therapy belongs to the alternate and complimentary treatment slot. The practitioners of this therapy specifically work upon the skull and its cranial sutures, spine, the diaphragms, and fascia with their hands in order to ease out the restrictions of the nerve passages. Though it sounds complicated to a first timer, it serves the purpose best, through restoration of energy and elimination of various ailments like fibromyalgia, headaches, pain, migraine, mental stress, etc.
A majority of patients who go through Craniosacral therapy also describe it as some sort of work out with hands on the vertebra and surrounding areas in order to release the existing tightness. Well, that is true in its literal meaning, but what this modality actually works upon is, the get-up-and-go notion. It particularly helps empower the patients of fibromyalgia get over the wide spread pain and fatigue they experience. Unfortunately, this is one of those disorders which make a person unable to involve in the simplest tasks. So, there’s a need to gear up in order to perform well. The Craniosacral therapy thus aims at provision of relief at one end and aids the person to work actively.
Now, coming to the misconception that people have regarding the alternate therapies and to be true, there are also the ones who undergo complementary way so treatment but never really are sure if they would work. Studies reveal that most if not all the alternate ways of medicine accomplish the same results as that of conventional medicine. The only difference however is that unconventional methods of treatment take relatively longer to project results but it is supposed to be worth it at the end of the day. There are many reasons which support this stance, for instance; the alternate modalities; like Craniosacral therapy itself, do not impose any side effects, and they are cheaper comparatively and usually involve painless procedures. Nonetheless, it is advised for patients suffering from severe conditions or chronic illnesses to seek proper medical consultation, as unconventional medicine is highly unlikely to work in such conditions. Also, a certified professional of alternate medicine would always ask the patient to ask for the permission of his doctor if he/she is already under medication. For the rest, Craniosacral therapy and other alternate therapies just work as perfectly. While a few patients would set to work only after a session or two, others would probably need to see his practitioner for a slightly longer period. The duration of the therapy is typically determined by the intensity of the illness and specifications presented by the patient himself, e.g. age, medical history, cause of illness, etc. Once all of that is settled, the practitioner acknowledges how and till when the patient is expected to recover.