Cranial and Craniosacral Therapy

cranial therapyCranial, Craniosacral and Cranialsacral therapy, including chiropractic and osteopathic cranial techniques, are gentle approaches Dr. Strasser practices to treat the source of pain and imbalance.

What Is Cranial Therapy?

Cranial therapy treats the nervous system with extremely gentle manipulations to the cranium. A physician trained in cranial therapy can identify a subtle pulse, or “primary rhythm”, which is an indication of overall health and energy. Dr. Strasser combines restoring this rhythm with active cranial techniques that treat trigger points and muscles.

What Is the Cranium?

The cranium (our skull) is a vital and dynamic region comprising muscles, ligaments, joints, blood vessels and nerves directly related to our central nervous system (CNS) which controls how we breathe, see, hear, and how we think!

How Does Cranial Therapy Help?

Cranial therapy directly influences the central nervous system (CNS). When the body is under stress, the “fight or flight” of the nervous system is stimulated. Cranial therapy helps regulate this sympathetic nervous system response.

What Conditions Are Helped With Cranial Therapy?

Migraine and headache, chronic stress and chronic pain, head injury, facial pain, sinus congestion, vertigo, TMJ dysfunction, earache and tinnitus are among the conditions that cranial therapy helps. Children and adolescents with cigraine and headache, hyperactivity and ADD/ADHD, neurological disorders such as seizures and autism, and stress disordersor benefit from Cranial Therapy. Infants who are hyperirritable, or who are failing to thrive can be helped.

What Occurs During A Cranial Therapy Treatment?

You lie comfortably on a therapy table and Dr. Strasser’s hands are placed gently on your head. The 30 minute session consists of a series of gentle manipulations to the cranium. Most patients experience a deep relaxation after as session. In treating children and infants, the sessions take less time and are more fluid. Children enjoy the cranial manipulations. Infants can be treated while being held by a parent.

What is Dr. Strasser’s Approach to Cranial Therapy?

Portland chiropractor Dr. Arn Strasser combines cranial, craniosacral, cranialsacral techniques, osteopathic and chiropractic craniopathy, and European techniques as well as specific techniques for TMJ disorder and sinusitis. According to Dr. Strasser, cranial therapy is not intended to move or shift bones in the skull, but rather to have an effect on the body’s energetics by releasing trigger points and affecting more subtle neurological patterns of the body.

Dr. Strasser is always available to answer your questions regarding Cranial Therapy.