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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy has its origins in osteopathic tradition of bone manipulation but feels more energetic to the touch.  While its name implies working with trauma or disorders involving the head, like headaches, migraines, post concussion syndrome, post operative recovery of tumor removal, the therapy offers a holistic approach to working with the whole person.  It’s premise is that by working with the two places the spine attaches, the cranium and the sacrum, gentle holding pressure or decompressive techniques circulate cerebral spinal fluid, regulate the central nervous system, down regulate the stress response of the sympathetic nervous system, and return ease of movement.

Aside from the clinical, the beauty of craniosacral therapy is that the practitioner places their hands, and through listening to the feel of the tissues, helps the body unwind through an innate natural wisdom it seems to communicate.  This listening practice takes the session away from what we think we know and should do about a pain or disorder, it brings us into feeling contact of what the body is seeking to do to heal.

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Matthew is the six time award recipient of Austin Fit Magazine’s “Best Acupuncturist / Best Eastern Medicine Practice.” Matthew has 12 years of experience, and pairs his clinical knowledge with intuitive perception to best help the people seeking his care. While traditional acupuncture approach is to place the needles and leave the room, his acupuncture approach is unique in that he stays with you for 90% of the session, first placing the acupuncture needles and then using Craniosacral Therapy and techniques based in organ, nerve, and vascular anatomy to deepen the session and strengthen the results. The motif of this practice: to give you back to yourself. Read more...
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