Be Well: Craniosacral Therapy. Staying Ahead of the Heachache.

Craniosacral TherapyConsider yourself one of the lucky ones if you tend to view a headache as just that: a head that episodically aches. A once-in-a-blue-moon phenomena. But for those who suffer from chronic head pain, where there’s an ache–as one unwittingly learns–there’s a name for it. From the “tight band” tension variety to the one-sided cluster pain and the supercharged migraine.

And yet, despite these differences, a sufferer’s toolbox commonly consists of pain relievers, an emergency supply of caffeine, a cold pack, hot compress, an escape route to a dark, quiet room, and the occasional trip to the chiro or massage clinic. But have you thought to ask a practitioner to channel all their hands-on energy into your actual head?

Craniosacral therapy, shortened to CST, is a “gentle, hands-on method that facilitates the body to self-heal by removing restrictions within the craniosacral system,” says Amy Mueller Anderson, BCTMB, BCSI, massage therapist at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Read the full Be Well article online at Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine.