Craniosacral Therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses a gentle touch to examine and restore the cerebrospinal fluid rhythm around the nervous system. This technique helps release restrictions through the membranes, sutures and bones of the skull, spine, and sacrum. Releases can occur in the form of heat or pulsations, as the body soften and spread naturally to allow a deep feeling of relaxation. Craniosacral therapy provides relief for migraines, neck pain, insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression. This treatment when paired with acupuncture helps the body to relax more immediately and allows healing to occur.
+ Acute or Chronic Pain
+ Migraine Headaches
+ Insomnia & Fatigue
+ Digestive Issues
+ Chronic Illness
+ Hormone Imbalance
+ Facial Scarring & Fine Lines
To stimulate acupuncture points, hair-thin needles are inserted just under the skin’s surface. (Don’t worry - unlike your common flu shot, acupuncture needles are incredibly tiny and not painful. You might feel a slight sting or pinch on some points, but it’s a quickly passing discomfort.) Based on your personal health and wellness needs, your acupuncturist will select a variety of points to stimulate. As blocked energy begins to flow and your body relaxes during treatment, feel-good hormones like endorphins, norepinephrine, and oxytocin (responsible for pain relief, improved mood and feelings of wellbeing, increased alertness and memory, or deep rest and calm) are released.
When you arrive at Acupoint Wellness for your appointment, your acupuncturist will address your individual health concerns and constitution, taking the time to ensure you’re comfortable before proceeding with a tailored-to-you treatment.
Your practitioner will briefly leave the room so you can lie down and get settled. We’ll provide blankets to keep you covered, warm, and comfortable during your treatment, but if you prefer not to undress, please wear relaxed, loose clothing that can easily be rolled up at the legs or sleeves. Your comfort and relaxation during your session is important to us - if something doesn’t feel good, if you’re too cold or too hot, or if you need to change positions, don’t hesitate to let us know.
During a treatment, don’t be concerned if your practitioner stimulates a point near your collar bone after you’ve shared your digestive issues; acupuncture points for specific body parts aren’t necessarily located in the same area!
It’s common to feel deeply relaxed and peaceful - sometimes even euphoric - after a session. Take your time to stay present with these sensations as they carry forward into your day or evening.
It’s important to stay well-hydrated post treatment, and while it’s okay to carry on with your daily activities or exercise routine after a session, we recommend taking it easy. You may experience a little fatigue, and in some rare cases very mild flu-like symptoms (aching, headache) - all signs of your body’s natural healing and detoxification process.