Cranial Structural Therapy

Deep Tissue Massage w/ Cranial Therapy at Surgical Alternative

At Surgical Alternative we use combination of deep tissue massage and Surgical Alternative’s Cranial Therapy techniques. Great for those looking for balance, cranial decompression, detox, improved sleep, or relaxation.   These sessions  focus on balancing the body by releasing obstructions in the cranium that cause pain while rebalancing the spine and pelvis, helping to also boost the immune system and provide a  complete body rehabilitation.

Cranial Therapy  is an integrative and holistic approach to treating many common dysfunctional and painful conditions involving muscles and joints. Cranial therapy primarily use cranial techniques to facilitate changes in the function of muscles, which helps the body’s whole structure shift into a more balanced and comfortable alignment. A practitioner uses his or her hands to gently improve the ranges of motion of the bones of the head and its very important attachments to your neck. The benefits can be demonstrated by evaluating the function of your muscles before and after treatment.

Cranial Therapy differs from craniosacral therapy in several important ways

Cranial Therapy is a structural approach. The treatment focus is on improving movement in fascia, muscles and tendons, from the top of your head to your toes.

Our primary objective is to relieve the pain and limitations our patients experience when their joints and muscles are restricted or do not function comfortably. Results that our patients can see and feel very soon after treatment are always the goal.

Cranial Therapy evaluations include the use of several techniques from Applied Kinesiology (manual muscle testing, therapy localization and challenge) for both pre-treatment evaluation and confirmation of results.

Cranial Therapy benefits are usually long-lasting. Improvements typically result in increased range of motion, improved performance, and a reduction in pain and other symptoms, whether your patients are competitive athletes or simply going about their typical work and recreational activities.

Who can benefit from Cranial Therapy?

Almost anyone who has aches and pains in muscles or joints
Individuals with headaches or TMJ problems
People with limited joint range-of-motion
Athletes seeking to improve their performance
Children with functional problems or developmental delays
Any age group, from infants to super-seniors
Individuals with a functional or idiopathic scoliosis
People with a functional short leg and/or a tipped and rotated pelvis

Cranial Therapy improvements are especially effective in reducing or eliminating sciatica, TMJ, and many other chronic problems.

Cranial Therapy is very effective at treating painful conditions as a stand alone therapy, but we also offer Cranial Structural Bodywork that integrates our cranial therapy and our structural bodywork techniques to provide maximum results.