A concussion is a mild to moderate form of brain injury induced by a trauma. A concussion occurs when a brain injury develops due to the brain experiencing a violent shake. The shake that results in the injury happens when the head experiences a rapid change in movement or when it is hit. When the brain experiences any type of injury, it could result in either immediate changes or delayed changes to the chemistry and the functionality of the brain. Loss of consciousness may occur when a concussion happens, but this is only known to occur in approximately 10% of all cases.
Craniosacral Therapy is different from traditional physical therapy in that it is aimed more directly at resolving tension and restrictions in the nervous system (brain, nerves, spinal joints and membranes) versus superficially on muscles and joint mobility. A concussion affects deeper structures in the nervous system, as well as muscles and joints (e.g. neck and back). Oftentimes the muscle tension or joint restrictions will relax with craniosacral therapy as the nervous system relaxes, since the muscles and joints are tightening up in response to deeper tensions.
There are few treatments that are more gentle than Craniosacral Therapy. So it is a good first-line treatment. It is common for clients to feel quite fatigued after initial sessions, and to need more rest. This is partly the nature of concussions (brain needs to rest to heal), and to the fact that Craniosacral Therapy is resulting in internal changes, which take some energy for the brain to integrate.
“Birth Trauma” is the culmination of the physical experiences, chemical or hormone exposure, and emotional distress that occur pre and postnatally. For many, birth trauma leaves “imprints” which are long lasting impacts on your everyday functioning and vitality. These imprints may show up as headaches, neck pain, emotional instability, disrupted attachment, and more.
Craniosacral Therapy can identify areas where your body and/or nervous system are holding tension, and facilitate deep relaxation to allow your spine and nervous system to release, bringing healing to the imprints of birth trauma. This results in more flexibility and resilience in your entire body, brain, and psyche. This allows you to move more freely, without pain or other symptoms, and to respond with more fluidity and ease in times of stress.