While most massage therapy modalities offer patients many of the same benefits, cranial sacral allows patients to access entirely unique areas of improvement. Read below to learn more about this specialty.

The cranial system is made up of the brain, the spine, and the sacrum. Within this system, cranial fluid flows. Massage therapy techniques aimed at readjusting and aligning this system is called “cranial sacral”. This work, offered by specialist massage practitioners, can help with the following common ailments:

  • Anxiety: Resetting the nervous system can greatly change the way the body responds to stress, allowing anxious responses to relax.
  • Insomnia: The relaxation response triggered by cranial sacral can eliminate sleeplessness stemming from anxiety or tension, relieving many cases of insomnia.
  • Neck Tension: Focusing on the neck and head, cranial sacral’s micro movements target the commonly painful neck muscles and can relieve soreness and tension.
  • Depression: While full-body massage can also be helpful for depression, most of this mental disorder’s symptoms originate in the brain and nervous system. Cranial sacral’s adjustment of this system can sometimes be the trigger for resetting moods.

If you are curious about receiving cranial sacral work and seeing how it can benefit you, our therapists are available seven days a week at East Bridge Massage in Portland, Oregon. Click below to learn more: