Physiotherapy Services

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) non-invasively applies gentle pressure to examine membranes and the movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system. It relieves compression in the bones located in the head, sacrum, or triangular bone in the lower back, the spinal column, and cerebrospinal fluid boosting overall health and well-being by relieving stress and pain in these regions with light compression.

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What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is an important therapeutic approach to improve whole-body health through the craniosacral system, which consists of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that envelopes and protects the brain, spinal cord, and bones. The system plays an integral role in the healthy, holistic functioning of the human body to address imbalances, boost immunity, and eliminate pain.

An experienced therapist applies gentle pressure to improve the efficiency of biological processes by boosting the body’s capacity for self-healing, self-correction, and self-regulation through the movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system. Releasing the body’s connective tissue, or fascia creates a balance between the body’s interconnected organs, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, brain, and spinal cord.

Craniosacral Therapy can help treat and address a variety of conditions including chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, headaches, complex regional pain syndrome, fascial adhesions, scoliosis, neuralgia, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, post-concussion syndrome, speech impairment, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, sinus infections, TMJ, trauma recovery, mood disorders, and epilepsy.


What Should You Expect When You Arrive for Craniosacral Therapy?

During the session, expect to remain fully clothed so wear comfortable clothes to the appointment. Sessions typically last for an hour. The initial consultation will include a discussion with our therapist about the symptoms you’re experiencing and any pre-existing conditions.

After assessing your condition, the therapist will explain the treatment before asking you to lie down on your back on a massage table. Based on the targeted areas, the craniosacral therapist will begin either at your head, feet, or middle of your body. They will apply five grams of light pressure gently to your feet, head, or sacrum to feel the subtle rhythms that are detected, relieving the tension and target areas of physiological system dysfunction.

As necessary, gentle pressing or repositioning your body will be done to normalize the flow of the cerebrospinal fluids. The practitioner may also use tissue-release methods while supporting your limbs. During treatment, people may experience different sensations from deep relaxation to falling asleep or sensations of pulsations or numbing.


Is Craniosacral Therapy Right for You?

Craniosacral Therapy is derived from osteopathic manipulative treatment with minimal adverse side effects as physical manipulation or forceful adjustments of the body are not used as part of the treatment. It can help to provide relief for a variety of conditions by improving the functioning of the central nervous system. The complementary adjunct to physiotherapy may be used as an alternative for medications to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain.

However, there are a few conditions when the treatment may not be appropriate. If you have experienced a recent concussion, cerebral swelling, structural defects in the cerebellum, brain aneurysm, traumatic brain injury, blood clots, or any disorder that causes instability of cerebral fluid pressure, flow, or build up, discuss this with our team before making an appointment for Craniosacral Therapy in Singapore.

Craniosacral Therapy FAQs

Craniosacral Therapy is very helpful for many different health conditions. It can help with chronic pain issues like insomnia or stress-related disorders to any type of nervous system disorder, including anxiety and depression too. Additionally, this technique has proven useful in treating conditions from problems with sleep to emotional distress, headaches or migraines, impaired motor coordination, and autoimmune disease.

It’s difficult to describe how this type of therapy feels if you’ve never had it before because everyone’s experience will be different. Some people report feeling deeply relaxed, while others report feeling energized or even uncomfortable at first if their bodies have been under stress or tension for a long periods of time. To begin, you will lie down on a comfortable massage table just as you would during a massage. The therapist’s hands apply light pressure to the skin’s surface and move in slow rhythmic motions. These movements aid in the release of fascia restrictions that surround muscles and joints.

Toxins in your body are released from deep within with the light, yet powerful pressure of Craniosacral Therapy. If you have previously experienced migraines or headaches after receiving this treatment, it is possible that some stress was manifesting itself as pain and discomfort. As a result of the therapy to calm the nervous system, people may experience frequent urination and bowel movements. The side effects are temporary. If any of these symptoms occur soon after treatment, drink plenty of water to help flush toxins out and as the therapy works to restore your body’s natural flow of energy.

Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive procedure with no known major side effects beyond light discomfort. People who are hypersensitive to other forms of bodywork, such as massage, may benefit from this treatment because it uses lighter pressure. People with serious blood-related disorders and issues, aneurysms, and head injuries should consult our practitioners before a Craniosacral Therapy session.

Some people report feeling relief after only one Craniosacral Therapy session while others need to attend more frequent sessions in order to feel an effective outcome. The therapy not only makes you feel better, but it also heals and helps the body recover from chronic pain over time. Each treatment plan is individual to the client as each person’s unique history directs a different path towards recovery.

HelloPhysio paves the way with both traditional physical therapy and the latest technologies to reduce pain, re-establish movement patterns, and activate muscles so that you can return to your daily life.

Physiotherapy treatment plans are different for each client customized to fit an individual’s needs, injury and lifestyle. Treatments from HelloPhysio may be eligible for claims through your health insurance provider.

Contact us today to arrange a session with a senior physiotherapist to discuss a targeted treatment plan.

Phone: +65 8787 3198

101 Irrawaddy Road
Royal Square #10-12
Singapore 329565

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Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive process balancing the powerful flow of the cerebrospinal fluids and the nervous system. It is used to activate the body to self heal and restore body balance as part of our services at our physio rehab center in Singapore.

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Research supports telehealth’s benefits to maintain positive client outcomes, especially when it comes to physiotherapy treatment and rehab in Singapore. We all know that life post pandemic has changed and we will continue to provide Telehealth to clients who meet the needs of online consultation.