Need a break from Flonase and Claritin?

Here’s what one of our clients had to say about her miraculous allergy relief from her Craniosacral session the other day:

“You know that I love my experience at Skin to Soul every single time. I don’t always respond to these emails because I figure you know this. But I had to say something about Christine that may be different than what others may have said. She does a fabulous massage, but I am writing today about her Craniosacral work. I have a chronic issue with allergies and am plagued with sinus headaches. You should take stock in Claritin for the money I invest in that company! Christine has recently done a couple of Craniosacral treatments for my sinus issues. All, I can say is—SHE IS AMAZING!!! She gives more relief in a session than Claritin or Flonase do. Best of all, it lasts for several days & I don’t have to take any meds. I don’t know if people are aware of the real immediate benefits of Craniosacral work. I certainly had heard Craniosacral work, but never realized that for all of us who suffer with awful sinus pressure & headaches it is a incredible. I thought others might like to know.”
-Sheri Z

ACHOOOO!!! 🤧 Dealing with allergies is akin to scratching a fork on a plate continuously. SO unbearable that you want to crawl out of your ITCHY skin! The annoying symptoms of seasonal allergies such as puffy eyes, sinus pressure, and sneezing happen when your body’s immune system overreacts to the presence of pollen. The immune system releases antibodies to attack the allergen, leading to the release of chemicals called histamines into the blood.

Antihistamine medication helps to treat the symptoms of allergies by lowering the amount of histamine in the blood. These medications provide relief, but they are not without their troubling side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth.

Treatments like Craniosacral therapy can be used as an alternative or a complement to traditional medication. Craniosacral therapy and massage in general reduces feelings of stress and promotes relaxation. If you are experiencing significant stress in your life, your body will respond by releasing additional histamine. The amount of histamine circulating in your blood correlates directly with the severity of your allergy symptoms. A relaxing craniosacral therapy session may significantly reduce the body’s hyperactive response to pollen and lessen the severity of your symptoms. It also balances the cerebrospinal fluid and opens up your lymph system, allowing for an easier flow of healing and processing of allergy responses, leaving you symptom free or at the very least, reducing the aggravation!

Craniosacral therapy involves the cranium, spine, and tailbone, or sacrum which are connected by the dura mater, a connective tissue that also encloses the brain and central nervous system. Cerebral spinal fluid moves within the dura mater and this movement of fluid is known as the craniosacral rhythm. A craniosacral therapist can detect the craniosacral rhythm by gently touching the base of your skull and sacrum. Trained therapists check for disturbances in this rhythm which they can then balance with light touches. Your body’s natural healing abilities and self-correcting processes can be restored when cerebral spinal fluid flows freely.

Light, gentle touches on the bones of the face as a part of craniosacral therapy can help reduce sinus pressure and alleviate pain caused by your seasonal allergies. Craniosacral therapy is deeply relaxing; many clients fall asleep! Extra sleep and restful quiet promotes a healthy immune system and lowered allergic response as well. Sessions are typically 30-60 minutes long.

Other conditions that Craniosacral Therapy can help with include:

– Migraines
– Central Nervous System disorders
– Chronic neck and back pain
– PTSD
– Chronic fatigue
– TMJ
– Stress and tension related problems
– Scoliosis
– Fibromyalgia and other pain disorders

Craniosacral therapy is not only effective for treating specific conditions but is an excellent preventative healthcare treatment as well. Sessions can be scheduled on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis, depending upon your treatment goals.

CranioSacral sessions are currently available at our Woburn location. You can schedule an appointment online by visiting our website or calling us at (833) 888-0136.