Cranial sacral therapy is also known as Craniosacral therapy and it involves gentle massage of body parts such as bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum in order to relieve stress which might have developed in this body parts. Cranial sacral therapy should be done by certified steopaths, chiropractors or massage therapists as they are the experts in this field and can carry out these activities effectively and without any complication occurring. This form of body massage has several health benefits to the body. These benefits are.
Helps to reduce stress build up in the body – Gentle massage on the body helps to remove obstruction on various body systems which could prevent easy flow of body fluids such as blood and cerebrospinal fluid and by removing this blocks it reduces stress that would have developed as a result of accumulation of these fluids and the body will function well. Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle.
Helps to rectify abnormalities such as bone dislodgement –This gentle body massage helps to fix slight protrusions on the body parts such as bones which might have been slightly and veins which has swollen and it restores to the natural position. It is highly effective to children as the parts of body of a child are not fully developed and can easily be manipulated.
Helps to make the body relax –Light touches on the body during cranial sacral therapy have been proofed to be very effective in making the body to relax and the person feels a deeply relaxed during and after the therapy. It also makes the person feel light headed as a result of increased level of endorphins which are relaxing hormones. This hormone is very effective in making muscles to relax.
Increases the flexibility of the body hence increasing range of motion –Cranial sacral therapy makes the body more flexible by increasing blood flow within the body and stretching compressed body parts this greatly helps to increase the range to which the body can be stretched to. Massage keep joints more fluid making it more flexible and less prone to injury. This is extremely important to old people as at old age joints tighten.
Strenghten the immune system of the body –Research has shown that people who are massaged regularly have strong immune system. This greatly helps especially in case of disease infection as the body can fight back due to natural killer cells.
Improves rehabilitation after an injury –Massage helps the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This greatly helps the body to recover very fast from an injury.
Cranial sacral therapy has a lot of benefits on human body but it should be done by people with cranial sacral therapy certification as they are trained and can do it perfectly. There are very many medical training institutes that offer cranial sacral therapy certification hence there should be no reason of not being massaged by people professionals in cranial sacral therapy.