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Concussion Treatment

Recovering from a head injury and concussions can take a lot of time and effort. It’s painful and frustrating for most people during the healing and rehabilitation phases. Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive therapy that Karen uses to treat concussions with great success.

Physical symptoms include:

  • Physical symptoms include:
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • tinnitus
  • double vision
  • sleep disorders
  • fatigue and neck pain
  • other seemingly unrelated pain syndromes and system disorders.

Emotional And Behavior Symptoms

  • irritability
  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • apathy

What is a concussion?

Your brain is surrounded by a membrane layer that protects it from hitting the bones in the skull. When your suffer from impact, this can cause the brain to “crash” into the bones in the skull ,causing swelling and reducing the brains natural ability to heal.

The dural layer of your brain

The Dural Layer Of Your Brain

This protective membrane lines the inside of our skull and surrounds the entire brain. The dural membrane interfaces with another membrane, called the arachnoid membrane, which goes on to interface with yet another membrane called the pia mater.

This pia mater interfaces with glial cells, which are the glue and supporting matrix for all the structures of the brain. The glial cells provide transportation of nutrients and the removal of waste products within the brain. This fluid exchange is how the body/brain heals—what is needed is brought in and what is not needed is taken out, like bringing in the groceries and taking out the trash!

When a blow or violent movement happens to the head, force is transmitted through the skull and can travel through these interconnecting membranes, meaning it can affect the deepest levels and structures of our brain.

How Does Karen Treat Concussions Exactly?

By performing a series of movement tests and observations, Karen identifies what areas of your head are tense and causing impairments to your brains natural function. Using subtle, gentle movements and touch, she helps those structures “get moving” again with myofascial release and gentle pressure.

This therapy is different from massage therapy. While she’s working on you, it might not feel like much is happening. She performs very gentle and subtle movements in the heads position. This helps trigger a re-alignment of fascia, blood vessels and nerves. Craniosacral can help clear blockages in your brain and related muscular structures that allow the organ to “flush out the injury”.

As an experienced practitioner, Karen can feel a “viscous quality” to the tissue in your shoulders, neck and head.   When undue restrictions and tension patterns are present, the viscous quality can change to a “less elastic” and tension. These tension patterns can affect our brain structures the light touch of Craniosacral helps to release these tensions and restrictions.

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