Craniosacral therapy

Cranio is a form of exercise care. Both physical and emotional complaints are treated in a body-oriented manner. Cranio uses the connective tissue system (the fascia) to detect and treat blockages in the body. The premise is that the body and mind are inseparable and mutually influencing.

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Why see a craniosacral therapist?

Being out of balance produces stress. This process is often unconscious and subconscious. The longer the imbalance lasts the more stuck you get. Your body is increasingly indicating that you are running past yourself and what you need to function properly. Thanks to the profound power of Cranio and the therapist’s approach, you regain a trusting relationship with your body and your original range of motion. You are back home with yourself.

Craniosacral system

The skull (cranium) and sacrum (sacrum) together with the meninges (connective tissue) of the brain and spinal cord form a unit. Within this is brain and spinal fluid. There is also connective tissue in the rest of our body, which, like an elastic web, connects everything together. Every nerve, every organ, every muscle, every blood vessel is lined with connective tissue that is thus a binding factor in our body. It protects, supports and keeps all the parts together and separated from each other. Essentially, the connective tissue can move with us during all our movements, such as walking, sitting, exercising, working and even breathing. Where the connective tissue can no longer move sufficiently, problems arise sooner or later.

Craniosacral therapy for children

Behavioral and concentration problems or social-emotional complaints can result from blockages in the body. Cranio relieves tension, supports positive growth and allows space for the child’s individuality.

Through touch and dialogue, the self-healing capacity of the body is invoked.

What can I expect on a first visit?

Treatment starts with a conversation in which the therapist asks a number of questions to gain insight into the cause and connection of the symptoms. There is all the time and space for you. Cranio works with gentle manual techniques where you are touched. Clothing will remain on during the treatment. In adults, the treatment takes about 60 minutes. In children, treatment time is adjusted according to the child’s age.

The Cranio Treatment

The premise of the therapy is that the body has the ability to repair itself, given the chance. Through gentle manual techniques, Cranio optimizes balance in the connective tissue system and nervous system. It provides a healing movement in your physical body and it helps you relax, giving you insight into the cause of your complaint. This new awareness creates space for change and recovery. Your health improves and you reconnect with yourself as a human being.

Cranio-sacraal therapie bij IMC Gimborn in Zevenaar.

Cost and reimbursement

Most health insurance companies reimburse all or part of a cranioconsult from the supplementary package. A referral from a (primary) physician is not necessary. For a comprehensive list of health insurance companies and their reimbursements click here.

Frequently Asked Questions Craniosacral Therapy

A craniosacral therapist is a therapist who focuses on treating the craniosacral system. This system consists of the brain, the spinal cord, the membrane that surrounds these structures, and the cerebrospinal fluid that protects and nourishes these structures. Craniosacral therapy is a form of manual therapy aimed at restoring balance and optimizing the function of this system.

In general, craniosacral therapy is considered safe. Because the techniques used in this therapy are very gentle and focus on improving body function and reducing stress, there are generally few risks associated with this therapy. However, as with any form of medical treatment, there may be a risk of side effects, such as temporary fatigue or mild headaches after treatment.

Craniosacral therapy works through gentle manipulations of the craniosacral system. The therapist uses gentle touch to evaluate the movements of the craniosacral rhythm and detect any blockages in the system. Gentle pressure techniques are then applied to release these blockages and restore balance and function to the system. The goal of therapy is to activate the body’s self-healing ability and help the body relax and recover.

Craniosacral therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety. The gentle manipulations used in this therapy can help reduce muscle tension and relax the body, which can reduce stress and anxiety. In addition, therapy can help clear blockages in the craniosacral system, which can help reduce stress and improve overall health and well-being.

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