If you suffer from regular headaches or migraines, you know first hand how painful and debilitating they can be. Some researchers think migraines may be caused by functional changes in the trigeminal nerve system, a major pain pathway in your nervous system, and by imbalances in brain chemicals, including serotonin, which plays a regulatory role for pain messages going through this pathway.
During a headache, serotonin levels drop. Researchers believe this causes the trigeminal nerve to release substances called neuropeptides, which travel to your brain’s outer covering (meninges). There they cause blood vessels to become dilated and inflamed. The result is headache pain.
CranioSacral Therapy can help to calm the Central Nervous System and relax the meninges in the brain. By using a very gentle touch, the CranioSacral Therapist can help to open pathways and allow the fluid build up in the brain to drain. Additionally, the therapist can help to release restrictions in the meninges and surrounding tissues that can inhibit proper blood and cerebral spinal fluid flow throughout the Central Nervous System and the entire body.
Many times people suffering from Migraine headaches will feel relief in just one session. The length of time this relief is felt will differ for everyone. Therefore, it may take several sessions for the migraines to stop completely. The speed of complete recovery is often related to the length of time the condition has persisted in the body.
I would be happy to talk with you about your specific situation. Please phone me at 970-471-0041 for a free phone consultation.
Linda Wells, M.Ed, RMT
CranioSacral Therapy * Massage Therapy137 Main St, O-201 Edwards, CO 81632 970-471-0041