Gibson Massotherapy offers craniosacral therapy in Fairlawn, Ohio for relieving pain and for optimizing health, vitality and performance. Randall Gibson is a technique-certified craniosacral therapist.

Craniosacral therapy is a way of gently encouraging all parts of the body to move freely in normal, healthy patterns. It uses very light touch involving only about five grams of pressure (the weight of a nickel). This light touch, combined with intention, triggers the body’s self correcting mechanism so that any distortions or restrictions are safely eliminated. In other words, craniosacral therapy is a gentle nudge that flips the body into self-healing mode.

By working with the nervous system and connective tissue network through craniosacral therapy, we can address dysfunction anywhere in the body. Many different problems can be successfully corrected with this work. The depth of the craniosacral experience also facilitates emotional healing and transformation. Clients often come back for the deep relaxation and “meditative” experience when they don’t have a physical problem. This integrative therapy can be a path to self-realization.

What is the Craniosacral System?

The Upledger approach that we offer involves gently evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system. This system includes the fascial membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Those membranes have a strong influence on the development and performance of the brain and nervous system so distortions can result in a wide range of problems.

Please remember that craniosacral therapy is not limited to treating the craniosacral system. The skills required to resolve structural and functional problems in the nervous system can be applied anywhere in the body.


Advanced Craniosacral Therapy

Many healthcare professionals have taken an introductory class or just the first level of training in craniosacral therapy. To find qualified practitioners in your area, you can go to the website of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP). There you can find what classes an individual has taken and whether they are certified in the technique. If you are looking for an advanced practitioner of craniosacral therapy in Fairlawn or Akron, you have already found him. Why not call right now or schedule your appointment online?

Medical conditions for which Craniosacral Therapy has been shown to be effective include:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck & Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Autism
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunctions
  • Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injury
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress & Tension-Related Problems
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions (TMJ)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS)
  • Fibromyalgia & other Connective Tissue Disorders