Clearing the Cobwebs

As we grow older, many of us notice a decreased ability to remember a person’s name, a sequence of events or even what we had for lunch yesterday. We call it “a senior moment” and the more we notice this occurring, the more we ask ourselves: “Am I losing it?” Losing our mental capability is one of the biggest concerns we have as we age.

However, cognitive decline can start years before symptoms emerge, depending on various factors:

  • Genetics
  • Diet/nutrition
  • Immune function
  • Physical trauma/injury
  • Inactive lifestyle

So, apart from checking and addressing above mentioned factors, what else can you do to reduce or maybe even prevent deterioration of the brain?

Stress reduction is the number one recommendation! But we all know there are situations in life that cannot be changed or avoided. Therefore we need to change our reaction to these situations by learning to calm our nervous system with body/mind therapies, like yoga, tai chi, massage or CranioSacral Therapy.

What is CranioSacral Therapy (CST)? It is a very gentle, non-invasive manual therapy that palpates and assists the subtle rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid as it circulates within the head, along the spine and down to the sacrum. Encouraging the flow of this fluid can have numerous benefits:

  • increase blood flow to the brain
  • improve brain function and memory
  • restore impact of trauma or injuries
  • boost the immune system and enhance lymph flow
  • reduce inflammation throughout body and brain
  • slow or reverse degeneration of nerve cells
  • facilitate better sleep

After a CranioSacral session you typically feel a deep sense of relaxation and inner peace. CST is well known to induce the “Relaxation Response”, which is key to reducing tension patterns in body and mind.

CranioSacral therapy is a highly effective way to reduce accumulated wear and tear in body and brain and it certainly improves vitality and well-being. So brush away those cobwebs and be vibrant at any age!