Cranial sacral massage for Neuropathy?

Posted by pfbacon @pfbacon, Jun 27, 2021

Have any of you had it and did it work? Or any other kind of massage that worked?
I had a massage this morning (I had sore muscles on top of Axonal Sensory Neuropathy, Spinal Stenosis, and Arthritis). The therapist asked about my medical conditions and suggested cranial sacral massasge next time. She said that it gently moves bones apart to give the spine and nervous system more space (and some other stuff, I can't remember it all). Thank you for sharing your experiences. Peggy

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Hi Peggy, I've never had Craniosacral Therapy (CST) or Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) but believe others have had significant relief from the sessions. @artscaping uses MFR to help her and may have some thoughts. There is also another discussion on MFR you may want to read through here – Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myofascial-release-therapy-mfr-for-treating-compression-and-pain/

Here is some more information on CST:
Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain – A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4894825/
Craniosacral Therapy Technique: What Is It, Benefits, Risks…:
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/17677-craniosacral-therapy

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Hi Peggy @pfbacon, John @johnbishop
I have had craniosacral therapy but not for neuropathy. It's very relaxing. I recently had the idea of having my husband who suffers from painful idiopathic peripheral neuropathy try it. I did schedule a (MFR) massage for my husband with an occupational therapist who is trained in the Barnes method for MFR based on Chris' @artscaping recommendations. I will keep you posted on how that goes for him. His doctor wrote him a prescription so insurance will work in this instance.

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