Anxiety and Depression: How Craniosacral Therapy and Massage Can Help
Anxiety and Depression are being talked about openly more and more. Doctors, employers, schools and family members are witnessing the effects of these conditions on a regular basis. I bet that every person who reads this knows at least one person currently seeking advice, care, or medication for anxiety or depression.
These conditions affect all of us. And so it is imperative that how we manage these conditions, and other types of mood disorders, become part of our regular dialogue.
Much like stress, anxiety and depression increase cortisol levels in the body. This tends to keep our nervous system in an active and alert state, making restful sleep, relaxation, and a feeling of wellbeing seem out of reach. Consequently, sensations of pain, sense of sadness, exhaustion, and irritability will feel stronger, as the body struggles to make enough serotonin to balance out our mood.
Seeking care and advice from a GP is always recommended, but some things can be done outside of the doctor’s office to help cope with and manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Massage and Craniosacral Therapy are two of the most pleasant ways to bring a sense of wellness back into your life. Safe, nurturing touch sends messages to the brain that begin the process of balancing out the mood.
How Craniosacral Therapy and Massage can help
By gently, yet directly, accessing the central nervous system through touch, we can direct your body into its healing mode. When we engage the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, the body enters what is known as the ‘rest and digest’ period. And here the body begins producing serotonin, flooding the brain and body with a sense of calm and wellbeing.
Often a welcome relief to what can feel like an overwhelming day, week, or month!
Imagine an entire hour, or more, of dedicated YOU time. Imagine lying comfortably on a heated massage table, and wrapped in a warm blanket, while a trained therapist spends an hour, or even longer, consciously and intentionally working to rid your body and mind of pain and stress. My treatment room is an available, sacred space. Nothing else matters there except for you to unwind, relax, and melt into the table.
Using manual therapy techniques, and the option of relaxation music and aromatherapy, my treatments are meant to be deeply relaxing and nourishing to the body, mind and soul. Like a giant hug for your whole being!
Why not give yourself, or a loved one the gift of wellness and balance?
Caution; Massages can be highly addictive and good for your health!
Book today and start to feel better!