CranioSacral Therapy

Charlottesville Chiropractor Provides CranioSacral Therapy

Our Charlottesville chiropractor provides CranioSacral Therapy for newborns. Childbirth can be a challenge for the mother, as well as a traumatic experience for the child. A newborn's journey from the safety of the womb to the hustle and bustle of real-world Charlottes craniosacral therapy ville can be a punishing one. This passage can not only threaten damage to newly-formed bones, but the emotional shock of suddenly encountering a noisy new environment can imprint itself into any nervous or skeletal imbalances that might result. Fortunately, your family chiropractor here at Charlottesville Family Chiropractic offers a safe, remarkable technique to assure your new baby of a healthier first chapter in its life. This technique is called craniosacral therapy.

Get a New Life Off to a Great Start with Craniosacral Therapy

The brain and spinal cord coordinate everything we perceive, think and do, so the body protects this critical assembly by surrounding it with a system of membranes and fluids known collectively as the craniosacral system. This system runs all the way from the base of the spine up to and including the skull and facial bones. This system is a surprisingly dynamic one. You may have assumed that the skull bones fuse together into a solid "helmet" during a human's lifetime, but the truth is that these bones remain moveable and adjustable. So when trauma occurs, the craniosacral system can shift. Unfortunately, however, these shifts can throw the nervous system off-balance, creating blockages that prevent the body from releasing normal stress or moving nerve signals correctly. Over time this impairment can lead to a host of neurological problems.

How Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?

Imagine now what the trauma of childbirth can do to a just-finished, infant-sized craniosacral system and you will understand why a family chiropractor integrating craniosacral would recommend craniosacral therapy as soon as possible after delivery. In the hands of a skilled and properly trained family chiropractor, especially experienced with newborns this therapy presents no danger even to a newborn baby. It feels like a gentle touch, and yet it achieves much more. The craniosacral system actually pulses, moving in rhythms that a practitioners touch can detect. This allows the pediatric chiropractor to diagnose possible imbalances in the system that may be caused by the rigors of delivery. Gentle adjustment then corrects any problems, releasing blocked nerve signals and giving the child the optimal craniosacral system function it needs for a happy, healthy life. The entire procedure can take as little as 15 minutes - but the result of those few minutes could impact an entire lifetime.

Contact us at Charlottesville Family Chiropractic and arrange a craniosacral therapy session for your new family member, ideally within the first few days of life. We take the health of our patients very seriously, whether they have been alive for 9 minutes or 99 years.

Call us at (434) 977-5433 to schedule an appointment for your or for your newborn.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I have benefitted tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Prax. Not only has the adjustments helped alleviate my stiffness and aches, but it has helped me have more energy and just feel more balanced overall. A few months ago, I was able to resume a favorite hobby of mine: golf. Due to my previous pain, I never thought that’d be possible."
    Back Pain
  • "I was very impressed with the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Prax. I had received chiropractic in the past for my neck pain, but not to this level of care. After only a few sessions, my symptoms began to disappear, especially my neck pain, and I know I would not have been able to perform to my everyday work functions without the treatment I received."
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  • "As I've now been under your care for over a year I look forward to each visit with you not only for the adjustment, but for the overall wellness feeling I know I will be walking out the door with."
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