Naturopathic Doctor Cranial Sacral Therapy Service
Cranial sacral therapy (CST), provided by our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Hannah Lollar, is a gentle but powerful modality that has proven beneficial for a variety of conditions. The craniosacral system includes the structures of the central nervous system including the skull, the cranial sutures, the cerebrospinal fluid, membranes of the brain and the vertebrae, spinal cord and the sacrum. The craniosacral system is connected with the musculoskeletal system through the vascular system as well as the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Trauma anywhere in the body may impact the craniosacral system, restricting normal movement and inhibiting the pulse of the fluids. CST uses a series of gentle techniques to remove blocks and restore this subtle movement, or pulse, in the central nervous system.
Visceral manipulation is another gentle, hands-on manual therapy used to help your internal organs glide smoothly within your body. Your internal organs are surrounded by connective tissue that holds them in place in the body. Healthy connective tissue should move easily to allow organs to slide on each other when you rotate or flex your torso. Connective tissue should be loose enough to allow your stomach to expand when you eat, your lungs to open and accept air, your intestines to constrict and relax to move waste to your colon. Congested or inflamed connective tissue impedes these small but significant movements. This creates visceral discomfort and dysfunction, caused by both physical and emotional traumas, and can lead to restricted movement and pain in other parts of the body. In your session, your doctor will utilize both of these techniques to address any mental, emotional and physical ailments you are currently experiencing.
Rooted in the principles of gentle touch and subtle energy work, craniosacral therapy offers a unique and holistic approach to restoring balance and promoting overall wellness.
Release Tension and Stress:
In our fast-paced lives, stress and tension can accumulate in our bodies, manifesting as physical discomfort and emotional unease. Craniosacral therapy provides a gentle and nurturing environment that allows deep relaxation and promotes the release of accumulated stress. Through subtle touch and gentle manipulations, craniosacral therapy helps unwind tension, allowing your body and mind to find a state of profound relaxation and calm.
Support for the Nervous System:
The craniosacral system, consisting of the cerebrospinal fluid and the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, plays a crucial role in the functioning of the nervous system. Craniosacral therapy works directly with this system, helping to balance and optimize its function. By gently influencing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and releasing restrictions in the craniosacral system, this therapy can enhance nervous system health, promote better communication between body systems, and support overall well-being.
Enhance Mind-Body Connection:
Craniosacral therapy recognizes the intimate connection between the mind and body. By facilitating a sense of deep relaxation and presence, craniosacral sessions can help you cultivate a greater awareness of the mind-body connection. This heightened awareness can bring clarity, improve emotional well-being, and foster a sense of inner harmony.
Alleviate Physical Discomfort:
Craniosacral therapy has been found to be effective in addressing a wide range of physical discomforts. Whether you are experiencing chronic pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, or musculoskeletal imbalances, craniosacral therapy can provide relief by addressing the underlying energetic and structural imbalances contributing to the discomfort. By gently assisting the body's natural healing mechanisms, this therapy can help alleviate pain and promote optimal physical function.
Support Emotional Healing:
Our emotions are intricately linked to our physical well-being. Craniosacral therapy provides a safe space for emotional release and healing. The gentle touch and supportive environment of a craniosacral session can help you process and release stored emotions, facilitating emotional healing and providing a sense of deep relaxation and peace.
Holistic Approach to Wellness:
Craniosacral therapy aligns perfectly with the principles of naturopathic medicine, which seeks to treat the whole person rather than isolated symptoms. By addressing the underlying imbalances and promoting the body's innate healing capacity, craniosacral therapy supports a holistic approach to wellness, embracing the interconnectedness of the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of your being.
Booking a craniosacral session can be a transformative step towards nurturing harmony within your body and mind. By releasing tension, supporting the nervous system, enhancing the mind-body connection, alleviating physical discomfort, and facilitating emotional healing, craniosacral therapy offers a gentle and profound pathway to optimal wellness. Experience the transformative power of craniosacral therapy, embrace the balance and harmony that awaits you, and embark on a journey towards holistic well-being. Schedule a free 15 minute discovery call with our in house naturopathic doctor, Dr. Hannah Lollar, to see if craniosacral is the right modality for you!
About: Dr. Hannah Lollar, ND received her B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She has also received advanced training in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Applied Kinesiology, Regenerative Injection Techniques, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, and Advanced IV Therapy. Areas of interest include women’s health, integrative dermatology, stress management, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disorders and anti-aging medicine.