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Serving NYC, Long Island, Wantagh, Nassau County, NY
Eugene Wood, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
"My battles with migraines started when I was a teenager, and there were days that I could not even get out of bed.
My cousin recommended that I talk with Eugene Wood about his CranioSacral massage therapy.
Even though I doubted that massage could change my situation, I made an appointment.
One session provided relief from a migraine headache that I had that very day.
Since my third session last week, I have not had another migraine."
By resolving deep tension patterns around the foramen magnum, located at the base of the skull, the entire nervous system can experience a release from the pressure of daily stress.
This deep restoration is often referred to as a "still point," where the body restores itself in an instantaneous moment -- when given the opportunity. A CranioSacral Massage Therapist seeks to create this opportunity. They do this by preparing the internal environment wherein a still point is likely to occur.
CranioSacral Massage Massage Therapy in NYC and Wantagh NY
How a CranioSacral Massage Therapist Can Improve Health
For many people, this can be experienced as an increase in muscle strength, improved vision and ability to see color and texture in detail, and many other benefits. It has been observed that the benefits of this therapy are intricately linked to the nature of the problems that a person has. For this reason, it is sometimes difficult to predict how a given client will respond. However, because every muscle and organ is innervated, the release of nerve entrapments also has the potential to improve every aspect of the body.
CranioSacral Massage Therapist
The certification of a CranioSacral Massage Therapy practitioner can come from many different places due to the branching and expanding use of this modality. Like most professions, therapists will have a range of skills and experience. Another consideration that people should keep in mind is that the requirements of each state are different; some states have a higher minimum number of school hours needed prior to being licensed to practice.
However, everyone who is certified or licensed to practice CranioSacral Massage in NYC, Wantagh, Long Island or anywhere else must undergo extensive training in Physiology, particularly in the area of Cranial Anatomy. Many practitioners also receive background or advance training in Neuroanatomy. The reason is that the placement of the hands upon the cranial bones is extremely exact and the ability of the therapist to visualize the underlying tissues with accuracy is an integral part of this therapeutic system.
What is CranioSacral Massage Therapy?
Although CranioSacral Massage Therapy is currently practiced by licensed Massage Therapists, the modality itself has historical roots as a branch of Osteopathy. William Sutherland, who was a doctor of Osteopathy, developed a system of releasing restrictions in the head by encouraging movement of the tissues within the sutures. His techniques are now widely practiced and are valued due to their ability to relieve pressure on nerves within the skull and throughout the body.
This form of massage is a system of unwinding the continuous fascial tissues that surround every muscle, nerve and bone in the body. These fascial planes, when located in the head, are called dural membranes. When surrounding bone, they are called periosteum. The big concept is that fascia is a network of tissue that can cause nerves to be either trapped or released.
The ability of a CranioSacral Massage Therapist to release a trapped nerve is the goal; the manipulation of what Sutherland called the reciprocal tension membrane system is the means to reach the goal.
How Does CranioSacral Massage Therapy Work?
"CranioSacral treatments improve the functioning of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Massage therapy improves the restrictions of nerve passages and the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord."
-Eugene Wood, LTM
Some of the most common uses of CranioSacral Massage Therapy involve painful conditions where the patient cannot tolerate much pressure. Since this form of massage makes extensive use of light touch and non-invasive techniques, it is beneficial for people who suffer from:
Other painful conditions can also benefit. In some cases, multiple sclerosis patients have reported experiencing significant relief from their conditions.
Many elderly people can benefit from this modality because it can be done fully clothed and does not require the client to feel compromised in any way. People who are used to bodywork can benefit from more advanced techniques that involve limb manipulation, while people who cannot tolerate much touch can also benefit from the deep relaxing, light-touch techniques used primarily on the head and the neck.
Essentially, Sutherland taught that the respiratory system and the nervous system intersect and that therapists can take advantage of this connection. At the time, the idea of interlocking and interacting body systems was considered radical by the medical community. Today, the system is used widely to treat conditions that affect the nervous system and do not respond well to other treatments including medication.
Depending on the focus of the therapist, people who receive this therapy may experience a range of benefits. These may include basic relief from pain, but many people also become re-acquainted with their own restorative potential in the process.
Since a great portion of the therapy is determined by the participation and interest of the client, the people who are interested in the more subtle applications of this therapy do seem more likely to have profound and subtle experiences.
Everyone experiences stress during the course of normal life. One of our biggest concerns revolves around how we recover from stress, or how we can restore both range of motion and quality of motion during our daily movements. Because this massage technique enables the natural energy of the body to flow through the joints, a noticeable improvement in both range and quality of movement is commonly experienced.
Please call us now for more detailed information about this profound therapy that has impressed the medical community with both its staying power under adverse conditions as well as its results on patients with difficult conditions. Anyone who is experiencing pain or a loss of their range of motion can benefit from this modality through CranioSacral Massage in NYC or Wantagh, Long Island.
To encourage first-time CranioSacral Massage NYC or Wantagh, Long Island clients, we offer a generous $20 discount from your first session as a thank-you for providing us with an opportunity to demonstrate this powerful therapeutic system.