Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy for Addiction Treatment in Tampa, FL

Addiction is not just a physical disease. Every part of a person’s life is impacted — mind, body and spirit. At 7 Summit Pathways, we believe in taking a holistic approach to addiction treatment. Along with more traditional therapies, such as Medication Assisted Treatment and counseling, we offer a wide range of holistic therapy options, including craniosacral therapy. This innovative approach harnesses the body’s innate healing system to help patients recover from the stress and trauma that underlies addiction. 

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What Is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a type of alternative treatment similar to massage therapy. It relies on gentle manipulation of the skeleton and connective tissue to access the body’s innate healing resources.

As the name implies, craniosacral therapy focuses on the two main components of the craniosacral system — the cranium, or skull, and the sacrum, the triangular bone at the base of the spinal column. CST encourages the movement of cerebral spinal fluid around the central nervous system. 

Stress, accidents, poor posture and other causes can throw the craniosacral system out of balance, preventing fluid from moving freely through the spinal cord and delivering fresh nutrients to the brain. Relieving tension through CST promotes a sense of wellness that can benefit patients with many conditions, including anxiety, trauma, depression and chronic pain.

Treatment Method of Craniosacral Therapy for Addiction

Addiction is a disease that produces chaos and instability. To combat this, patients must build their awareness of what stability feels like — that’s where craniosacral therapy can help. Through CST, patients begin to understand what it’s like to feel calm as opposed to anxious. Once an individual can recognize stress in their body, they can learn how to proactively release that stress in a healthy way.

CST helps patients understand how physical sensations directly impact their mental state and addictive behaviors. This form of therapy also highlights how finding a relaxed state can be a source of strength to combat addiction. 

Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

One of the main benefits of craniosacral therapy is its ability to release constraints in the craniosacral system. Once these are identified and released, the body can function at its optimal health level. CST also helps patients dealing with anxiety, depression and trauma, underlying issues which often fuel addiction. When the craniosacral system is in balance, many patients feel better equipped to handle powerful emotions in healthy ways. 

Other benefits of craniosacral therapy for addiction treatment include its ability to:

  • Soothe physical pain
  • Release emotional and physical stress
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Encourage changes in behavior
  • Promote emotional regulation

How Is a Craniosacral Therapy Program Used at 7 Summit Pathways?

Every individual who comes to 7 Summit Pathways is unique. That’s why we use a multidisciplinary approach focused on the 7 Dimensions of Wellness:

  1. Physical Wellness
  2. Emotional Wellness
  3. Intellectual Wellness
  4. Spiritual Wellness
  5. Environmental Wellness
  6. Occupational Wellness
  7. Social Wellness

We believe that Recovery from addiction requires more than abstinence and talk therapy. Complementary treatments like craniosacral therapy can serve as invaluable tools to address addiction’s emotional, physical and spiritual toll.

During a craniosacral therapy session, you will work with our highly skilled craniosacral therapist to design and create a CST program. Your therapist will help you identify problem areas and encourage a state of relaxation as you lie on the therapy table. By applying gentle pressure, our CST therapist will assess and relieve possible disruptions to the craniosacral system. Patients often report feeling a deep sense of well-being and relaxation.

About Our Addiction Treatment Programs

At 7 Summit Pathways, we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach to Recovery cannot address the unique needs of every individual. That’s why our comprehensive addiction treatment programs combine evidence-based methodologies with holistic therapies to provide a completely personalized experience. Our patient-centric approach ensures you get the most out of your time with us.

Learn More About Craniosacral Therapy at 7 Summit Pathways

If you’re battling addiction, 7 Summit Pathways is here to help. We offer a variety of holistic therapies, including craniosacral therapy, as part of our commitment to treat the whole patient — body, mind and spirit. If you would like to learn more about our individualized addiction treatment programs, please contact us today. We are what works.