CranioSacral Therapy & Visceral Manipulation with Alicia Berg

CranioSacral Therapy & Visceral Manipulation are manual therapies in the osteopathic tradition. The treatments involve gentle mobilization of the tissues surrounding the brain, spinal cord, organs, and throughout the fascia (connective tissue) of the body. These manual therapies assist in treatment of functional, structural and somato-emotional imbalances, including musculoskeletal, and nerve pain, as well as cognitive, neural, respiratory, digestive, vascular, urogenital, and lymphatic dysfunction. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a type of extremely gentle massage that encourages the natural drainage of lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues, to reduce inflammation, edema and toxicity.

60, 75, or 90 Minute CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CTS) is a gentle structural alignment of the tissues that surround the brain & spinal cord to assist imbalances and traumas throughout the body. As CST works with the nervous system, it can influence bones, muscles, organs, emotions, and cognitive function, among other challenges.

The treatment uses gentle, non-invasive, hands-on techniques that encourage the release of the soft tissues around the brain and spinal cord, and throughout the fascia (connective tissue) of the body.

The Therapeutic Value of CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy addresses a myriad of disorders.

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems

  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Pre- & Post- Dentistry Challenges

  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

  • Whiplash

  • Vertigo

  • Immune Support

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Colic

  • Autism

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Infantile Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

60, 75, or 90 Minute Visceral Manipulation Therapy

Visceral Manipulation is gentle mobilization of the organs to assist functional and structural imbalances throughout the body, including musculoskeletal, and nerve pain, as well as respiratory, digestive vascular, urogenital, and lymphatic dysfunction.

The treatment is a gentle compression, mobilization and elongation of the soft tissues.

The Therapeutic Value of Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. Comparative studies found Visceral Manipulation beneficial for various disorders.

Women's and Men's Health Issues

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Endometriosis

  • Fibroids and Cysts

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Bladder Incontinence

  • Prostate Dysfunction

  • Referred Testicular Pain

  • Effects of Menopause

Pain Related to

  • Post-operative Scar Tissue

  • Post-infection Scar Tissue

  • Autonomic Mechanisms

Pediatric Issues

  • Constipation and Gastritis

  • Persistent Vomiting

  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

  • Infant Colic

Emotional Issues

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Organ Disorders

  • Liver Disorders

  • Kidney Disorders

(Content compiled from the educational materials of the Barral Institute)

Acute Disorders

  • Whiplash

  • Seatbelt Injuries

  • Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries

  • Concussion

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Back, hip and knee pain

  • Sciatica

  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • (& other repetitive strain injuries)

  • Shoulder Peri-arthritis & Capsulitis

  • Restricted Range of Motion

  • Peripheral Joint Pain

  • Somatic-Visceral Interactions

  • Chronic Spinal Dysfunction

Digestive Disorders

  • Bloating and Constipation

  • Nausea and Acid Reflux

  • GERD

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Swallowing Dysfunctions

Neurological Disorders

  • Neuromotor problems

  • Vertigo (Neurological & non-neurological)

  • And much more!

Your Craniosacral & Visceral Manipulation Practitioner