How Big of a Problem is Stress and Anxiety?
You've most likely heard, read or experienced firsthand how stress and anxiety impacts the body. A quick Google search for "stress and anxiety 2018" results in 1,450,000 news reports. Clearly this is an issue that has a huge effect on all ages. A Mayo Clinic article outlines how stress alone has the effects listed below. A few effects of anxiety are also listed below from another Mayo Clinic article.
Why CranioSacral Therapy?
One of the best parts of my job as a bodyworker is seeing the before and after effects of a CranioSacral Therapy session on a clients face. It's amazing how such a gentle technique normalizes the central nervous system. A stressed out client may feel more relaxed so they can approach their job, family and life with more ease. A very lethargic client may feel more energized and better equipped to handle the everyday tasks required of them. (Visit the Upledger FAQ website page to learn more.) One of these days, I may have to start taking before and after photos (with my clients permission) and share them on my website. It's that noticeable!
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Common effects of stress on your body
Volleyball Setter's Sprained Ankle
This past spring, an athlete - who also happens to be my daughter - sprained her ankle after a classmate accidentally stepped on it in gym class. The ankle swelled up immediately and she had a big JO volleyball tournament the following weekend. In addition to standard protocol of ice, compression and elevation, it was a great opportunity to see if CranioSacral Therapy - combined with Fascia/Tissue Release - would help the healing process. And most importantly to my daughter, get back on the court in time for the tournament.
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy, uses a very gentle, light touch approach. Pain and problems are relieved at the source. The body's natural self-healing mechanism is activated while soothing the central nervous system.
While gently applying the techniques above and below her injury combined with standard injury protocol, she could feel the muscles and surrounding tissues begin to relax almost immediately. She was able to get back on the court in time for the tournament and insists it's the fastest she's ever recovered from a sprained ankle.*
Additional Pain Relief Note: My daughter is currently playing college volleyball. In addition to the sprained ankle, this work has helped support her body through normal stresses an athlete goes through with muscles and joints. It also eliminated a migraine that she developed on the court which most likely was due to bumps and dives during the game.
CranioSacral Therapy is also helpful for the following conditions**:
Post concussions symptoms
Muscle and joint pain relief due to stress and injury
Sinus Pressure Relief
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*Individual results may vary
**Not intended to replace medical advice. Please consult a physician for medical advice.
CranioSacral Therapy may be very beneficial for post-concussion symptoms.
The latest technique now available at Lisa Snyder Bodywork targets the immune system more specifically while applying CST. It helps support the overall health and wellbeing of the client. If you have issues with the immune system that need additional help, this gentle technique is easily incorporated into a session. This work does not replace medical treatment you may be already receiving.
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Hope for patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia. This 7 minute Ted Talk video discusses how CranioSacral Therapy (CST) along with a change in diet and exercise may help reverse the effects of these devastating conditions. Lisa Snyder Bodywork in Maple Grove specializes in pain relief with CranioSacral Therapy. This work is also very helpful for those suffering from anxiety and depression.
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