Help me calm down with Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy, or CST, is a gentle, hands-on treatment that addresses an overwrought nervous system. Courtesy photo

Learn to calm down with Cranial Sacral Therapy

Don’t tell me to calm down! Help me to calm down instead.

I’m going to guess that you are more stressed-out than you used to be. For anyone who sees the news or social media, buys gas or groceries, or has lived on planet earth for the past 2 years, the world has worn us very wary.

While some stress is normal, even useful, the level of stress in today’s world is not healthy. Stress affects our sleep, eating habits, ability to concentrate and relationships. Physiologically it alters our hormonal balance, blood pressure and digestive function. It can even make us fall ill more frequently or even contribute to tumor growth.

Also, it’s pretty darn uncomfortable. Physical symptoms of stress include headaches, belly aches, racing heart, chest tightness and physical pain in the back, neck and anywhere.

Stress is so uncomfortable that we all find our “mother’s little helpers” to deal with it – be it extra wine, fries or ice cream, a smoke or pharmaceutical intervention.  In fact, since the beginning of 2020 prescriptions of psychiatric medications increased exponentially, including for teenagers.

Let’s face it, we all need some help calming down.

Personally, while I do help myself to the extra serving of dessert too often, I also find Cranial Sacral Therapy (or craniosacral therapy) to be a balm for my stress.

It’s hard to reset your own nervous system once it’s in overdrive, and having someone tell you to “just calm down” is not helpful. However, Cranial Sacral Therapists like Terah Short, at Revivorship Holistic Wellness Center, are able to reset your nervous system for you so you can go from a panic state to a peaceful mood in about the time it takes a Xanax to kick in.

Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on treatment that addresses an overwrought nervous system. In a session, you may experience a therapeutic release of pent-up stress in the form of muscle twitching, heat, or pulsing. You may feel your body softening and breathing pattern change. You may release emotional and physical tensions and back pain releasing. But the most common experience is a deep feeling of relaxation and the calming of your central nervous system.

Revivorship Holistic Cancer Wellness Center helps people with the incredible stress they face after a diagnosis and during and after treatment. But these days we all have incredible stress and the wonderful Cranial Sacral Therapists at Revivorship are ready to help you calm down too.

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