Let’s talk about your most important body organ: The Brain. Your brain is responsible for coordinating every movement or action your body makes. Your brain helps you breathe in and breathe out. Your brain helps you make decisions. Your brain helps you remember.
But what do most people do when they experience a concussion? In our experience, most people simply ignore the symptoms, waiting for them to fade away.
A concussion occurs when the brain is bruised, causing blood to pool in the area and swell. However, because the brain is so critical to everything that goes on in the body, a concussion can be very serious, and often times excruciatingly painful. Symptoms can be subtle, like having difficulty concentrating, feeling as though you are in a fog or feeling upset or irritable. Not so subtle symptoms include headache, sensitivity to light or sound, changes in vision, confusion, nausea, drowsiness or amnesia.
Craniosacral therapy can alleviate this pain, and help your brain recover in a more timely manner. Similar to the heart pulse, the craniosacral system (your brain and nervous system) has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body. Rita, who is a certified craniosacral therapist, monitors this rhythm and assists the natural movement of the fluid to help the body self-correct.
A concussion can happen to anyone, especially in the winter (in Minnesota, no less!). A slip on the ice, a collision from skiing, or a fall while sledding can each cause painful symptoms. We strongly encourage anyone who has had a concussion to see their doctor, to rest, and come in for therapy at least once. Stay cool and safe everyone!
Real Customer Story
A Living Touch Massage client was in a severe car accident. She experienced a concussion along with other body injuries. She stated that the craniosacral therapy helped clear the fog in part of her brain so she could think clearer again, which helped her in dealing with the paper work and medical care needed after a major accident . She also noted that the craniosacral session helped calm her body aches down so she could rest better. Rest is so needed to help the body recover!