Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy that is applied to the soft tissues related to the central nervous system. It can relieve pain and dysfunction as well as improve whole body health by releasing restrictions in the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord. It allows the body to relax and self-correct. It can be used to relieve a full spectrum of impairments including:
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Facial Pain
  • Motor Coordination Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • And Many Other Conditions

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is a therapeutic approach that encourages the normal mobility of the internal organs (viscera) and their connective tissues. Different factors may contribute to our organs losing their normal mobility, including physical trauma, surgery, lifestyle, infection, diet, posture and pregnancy to name a few. Through gentle compression, mobilization and elongation of the viscera and surrounding soft tissues, visceral manipulation techniques can help the body release unhealthy restrictions and ultimately decrease pain and dysfunction in the whole body. A few conditions that visceral manipulation can be be used to treat include:
  • Whiplash and Seatbelt Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Post-Operative Scar Tissue Pain
  • Pelvic and Hip Pain
  • Anxiety and Depression
Registered Physiotherapist Joanna Sleik received her CranioSacral Therapy training through The Upledger Institute www.upledger.com and her training in Visceral Manipulation through The Barral Institute www.barralinstitute.com.

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