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Longevity and Seniors

CranioSacral Therapy for Diseases of Aging,

  including Alzheimer's and Dementia

...a gentle, effective path for memory care, mood, ongoing wellness and prevention

Research conducted in the past 10 years suggests that an application of CranioSacral techniques may aid in the prevention or reduction of many of the diseases of aging, including 

  • Alzheimer's and dementia
  • osteoporosis
  • autoimmune disease

A variety of conditions that are inflammatory in nature may begin to develop in adults from their 30s onward What may seem like minor issues at first can gain momentum and cause more severe problems and complications as we age.

Clients who receive CranioSacral in the early to mid stages of these diseases show improved health of the central nervous system. The therapy helps to improve the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid and release restrictions in the body and brain that contribute to impairment of cognitive and other function. The resulting unrestricted flow of cerebrospinal fluid helps reduce inflammation and remove harmful toxicity in the brain.

How It Works

CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to positively affect the functioning of the body by:

Increasing volume of cerebral fluid, which may help:

  • clear heavy metals across the blood-brain barrier
  • protect the brain from inflammatory processes
  • enhance health of the neuro-skeletal-muscular-vascular system
Enhancing immune and endocrine system function, which may help:
  • improve the ratio of bone production and reabsorption
  • improve and promote red blood cell health and platelet production factors
  • enhance endocrine and pituitary function
Increasing fluid flow, which may help:
  • relax connective tissue
  • positively influence vision and related structures
  • strengthen connective tissue fluid flow and the character of the skin
  • increase oxygen intake and therefore positively impact respiratory function and overall energy
  • support increased muscle elasticity
Assisting with neurological balance, which may help:
  • address deep structures within the central nervous system
  • stabilie sleep patterns
  • improve balance and vestibular control

Importance of Regular Sessions

Michael Morgan, author of The BodyEnergy Longevity Prescription, recommends CranioSacral Therapy minimally every one or two months for people age 60+, "just to maintain health and help prevent any of the diseases of aging from forming in the system." 

For people with signs, symptoms or diagnoses of Alzheimer's and dementia, he recommends as much CranioSacral Therapy as possible given available time and budget. This could look like regular short sessions with a massage therapist or trained family members, to three-day intensives, to increase the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and flush out toxins in the brain.

Bodywork, while rarely covered by insurance, is a deductible medical expense with a prescription from a physician.

A client may or may not feel markedly different or show change after one or two sessions, but the touch is nevertheless typically working at the level of cause. Consider the analogy of an iceberg: part of the iceberg is immediately visible, another part of it emerges and submerges with the tides, and the foundation goes deep beneath the surface.

The conditions of many chronic illness of aging have been present for years or decades. The body is in homeostasis and needs multiple sessions to change gears.

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