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CranioSacral (SM) Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a massage form that targets the skull and spine.

Is CranioSacral therapy effective in relieving the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Brian Skow (Scottsdale, AZ) on Jan 6, 2013
Shiatsu is effective in helping those with Parkinson's find the "still point", but the length of the benefits vary greatly.
Richard Bartlett (Lansing, MI) on Dec 11, 2012
According to Touch Research Institute in Miami, a full-body Swedish massage can be helpful in reducing muscle tremors and spasticity. Craniosacral may bring some relaxation, but I am not sure if it will affect your symptoms as well as direct massage.
Luis Rivera (Marietta, IL) on Oct 27, 2012
CranioSacral and other cranial therapies can definitely benefit issues of the nervous system. Fine an experience practitioner in your area. Thank You
Karen Orlosky (Lafayette, CO) on Oct 16, 2012
Yes, CranioSacral Therapy has the potential to help with Parkinson's symptoms.
Dora Vazquez (Palm Desert, CA) on Oct 1, 2012
I know that some people get regular massages to help the Body with Parkinson's disease I also suggest for you to do some reseach to see if you can take somethin to relaxing your muscles.
Dora Vazquez (Palm Desert, CA) on Oct 1, 2012
I know that some people get regular massages to help the Body with Parkinson's disease I also suggest for you to do some reseach to see if you can take somethin to relaxing your muscles.
Tony Adomaitis (Leominster, MA) on Oct 1, 2012
CST has been helpful in treating Parkinson's in many cases. This is due to in part to increased blood flow and circulation of the cerebro-spinal fluid when CST is performed correctly. However the treatment should also include diet changes to feed the brain Omega 3's and other depleted nutrients that compromise the human system and create a fertile field for such diseases to take root. Myofascial and postural work needs to be performed to maximize oxygen flow to the brain and other parts of the body. A thorough case history must be taken prior to treatment and your doctor should be made aware of the plan.
Bharat Kalra (Wheaton, IL) on Sep 29, 2012
Yes it can. Please find a Craniosacral practitoner who fully understands this condition. Though it is not a fool proof plan. If it is still at the symptom level, it is worth exploring taking coconut oil. Recent scientific research says that coconut oil can reverse brain related disorder. Please research yourself before consuming.
Sandy Rabolli (Coral Springs, FL) on Sep 29, 2012
yes and also thai massage
Paula Reeder (Katy, TX) on Sep 29, 2012
Possibly!
Mark Lohmann (Fort Lauderdale, FL) on Sep 29, 2012
We have amazing results treating it with active isolated stretching. The founder of AIS, Aaron Mattes is in Sarasota Fl, and there is a therapist locator on his site. I'd give him a ring though and ask him directly who in your area might be best. Alternatively, iif you are in South Florida, you could come to our clinic.
Victor Guerrero (Alexandria, VA) on Sep 28, 2012
You have many important questions. Some specialized massage techniques could be very helpull. You need to schedule an appointment to disccuss all this issues. naturally yours Victor Guerrero
Bette Eastman (Plant City, FL) on Sep 28, 2012
Craniosacral therapy works with the cranium, spine, and sacrum and are connected by the dura mater, which houses the brain and central nervous system. Parkinson's Disease is a disease of the nervous system so I understand where you get the connection. Parkinsons is produced by a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the basal ganglia of the brain or may be due to overactivity of acetylcholine in the same area. The aim of treatment is to reduce the rigidity and maintain bowel movements. A full body relaxation massage definitely reduces the symptoms, though temporarily. The use of effleurage and light to moderate pressure friction and passive movement of the joints after massage is beneficial. Also abdominal massage to encourage movement of the bowels. (Reference "Pathology A to Z" Kalyani Premkumar, MBBS, MD, CMT; and "Discovering the Body's Wisdom" Mirka Knaster).
Bette Eastman (Plant City, FL) on Sep 28, 2012
Craniosacral therapy works with the cranium, spine, and sacrum and are connected by the dura mater, which houses the brain and central nervous system. Parkinson's Disease is a disease of the nervous system so I understand where you get the connection. Parkinsons is produced by a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the basal ganglia of the brain or may be due to overactivity of acetylcholine in the same area. The aim of treatment is to reduce the rigidity and maintain bowel movements. A full body relaxation massage definitely reduces the symptoms, though temporarily. The use of effleurage and light to moderate pressure friction and passive movement of the joints after massage is beneficial. Also abdominal massage to encourage movement of the bowels. (Reference "Pathology A to Z" Kalyani Premkumar, MBBS, MD, CMT; and "Discovering the Body's Wisdom" Mirka Knaster).
Peggy Richards (Scottsdale, AZ) on Sep 28, 2012
Cranial Sacral would be calming and if you can learn the waves of that calming experience affecting a change in your being on a conscious level. That would be a start in taking control of how Parkinson's moves through your body. After all, we are a being that uses both its mind and body to walk through life the best way we can. It is just so often that we push ourselves to use our mind more than our body or forget our bodies all together until we are forced to remember that we have one. The best treatment would be to calm the mind and allow your body to be involved in realizing it too = have a full body massage as well as cranial sacral work. Having more awareness of your entire being-being relaxed, would give you more peace in the short and long run.
David Falknor (Franklin, TN) on Sep 28, 2012
CranSacral therapy, better known as CST, is an effective method of relieving symptoms of Parkinson's. Ensure the therapist is certified in CST as well as energy work, preferably Brennan Healing Science (which is a form of energy work that is complementary to craniosacral work.)
Katherine Turner (Schertz, TX) on Sep 28, 2012
this therapist might be able to help you with that question better then i can. he is on zeel.com name: bryant cruz
Deborah Darrow (Pasadena, FL) on Sep 28, 2012
I have recently read a study that massage in general can help client's with Parkinson's disease.