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Craniosacral Therapy in Downtown Vancouver

CranioSacral therapy (CST) is a holistic manual therapy practice that uses a light touch to balance the craniosacral system in the body, including the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues (such as fascia) of the skull and spinal area. It is a non-invasive, gentle and hands-on therapy that helps the body naturally self-repair. It’s an effective treatment for a wide range of illnesses and is suitable for people of all ages, including babies, children and the elderly.

Craniosacral therapy can be very helpful in our busy culture. As busy humans, we often tend to ignore our big and small pains, and we tell ourselves that we will deal with it later. When we do this, however, we don’t realize that our bodies start to adjust themselves. These compensations make up for the poorly performing area. This happens because our network of connective tissue in our bodies senses these injuries and pains and changes itself; our body will always take the past of least resistance. Over time adjustments and restrictions occur as a result of pain and/or injury without us even consciously realizing what the body has done. The result is a ripple effect within the body that causes another area, sometimes in another area of the body, to develop pain. For example, an old sprained wrist could be causing your neck pain because of the tissue build up and the adjustment you made in your everyday life to compensate.

Here at Sitka Physio and Wellness, we tailor each and every one of our treatment plans to you and your needs. By coming to our multidisciplinary clinic and trusting us, we will build a program for you that ties in other physio services like manual therapy, acupuncture and ISM if needed to identify the root of your pain better and treat it accordingly.