If you haven’t heard of cranial sacral work before, you’re not alone. Dr. Gloria Horsley interviews Therese Wenner at the National Alliance for Grieving Children conference, and discusses the benefits of this form of therapy. Based in Olympia, Washington, Wenner has a private practice that focuses on cranial sacral therapy. For those in grief, this can be very calming to your entire system. Many people need a lot of calming, but may not know where to turn. This is a form of therapy that deals with the core system in your body—the central nervous system, but accessed in a gentle and subtle way. It’s totally non-invasive.
As such, it can be beneficial to people of any age, from newborns to the elderly. When you’re stressed, trying to relax in a hot tub doesn’t always work. If you still can’t come down, cranial work can “drop you into a deeper place.” It’s very soothing according to Dr. Horsley, who’s undergone this form of therapy. Plus, when she lost her son in a car accident, she found out first-hand just how stressful this situation can be (and the importance of therapy).
Finding Your Best Fit
Cranial sacral therapy isn’t just for the bereaved, but this demographic may be a fantastic fit for it. Anyone who has a lot of stress, or simply wants to introduce more calm into their life, can benefit from it. It may even be covered by your insurance carrier, so make sure to check. Otherwise, many specialists like Wenner offer payment plans, financing, and some even offer a sliding scale fee.
Reach out and test various therapies to see what connects with you. There’s certainly no harm in trying, and you just might uncover an option that can make your life and your world infinitely more enjoyable.