Gentle touch targeting the head, spinal column, and sacrum, can release restrictions in the connective tissue (fascia) caused by repetitive movements, dysfunction, and trauma. By awakening the natural movement in your organ systems, CST activates your innate healing power, allowing for deep emotional release and improved well-being. Book a physical therapy session with Inspira Physical Therapy in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY for a gentle and effective approach to healing.
What is Manual Therapy?
A method of specialized physical therapy that utilizes a hands-on approach to healing and recovery. Through soft tissue work and joint mobilization, patients receive
- Improved tissue extensibility
- Increased range of motion of joints
- Induced relaxation
- Changed muscle function
- Modulate pain
- Reduced soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or movement restriction.
Craniosacral Therapy uses light-touch approach that targets the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum (located in the lower back). By applying pressure to these areas, tension, and pain can be released. The craniosacral system, which includes the soft tissues and fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, has a significant impact on the central nervous system and overall well-being. The name stems from the cranium, the focus on the head and sacrum, and the triangular bone at the bottom of your spine.
Conditions for CST
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Immune Disorders
- Somatic Manifestations of Trauma
- Muscle Spasms/Tension
- Post-Concussion Symptoms
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- Central Nervous System Disorders: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease
Why is Craniosacral Therapy so important?
Craniosacral Therapy plays a crucial role in promoting overall health and well-being. The central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, is profoundly influenced by the craniosacral system. When tension and restrictions arise in this system, it can compromise the function of various body systems. Craniosacral Therapy releases these tensions, allowing the body to relax and self-correct, resulting in reduced pain and stress, improved resistance to disease, and enhanced health.
What can I expect at the first session?
During a Craniosacral Therapy session, you will be in a quiet and private setting, fully clothed, and lying on a comfortable, padded table. Your therapist will gently touch various parts of your head and body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid surrounding your central nervous system. By listening and evaluating with their hands, the therapist can locate areas of weakness and use delicate manual techniques to release restrictions and improve the form and function of your central nervous system.
Our sessions are 1:1 for 55 minutes. The experience is highly individual, and the therapy can be used alone or integrated with other treatments for optimal results.
The human body has an innate ability to heal itself, often referred to as the Inner Physician. Craniosacral Therapy facilitates and enhances the body’s natural capacity to heal when trauma or disease processes become overwhelming. By working with the body’s own healing abilities, this gentle therapy helps release tension and restore balance.
Their visceral manipulation work significantly helped ease my symptoms almost immediately. In addition to her well honed skills, Dr. Melanie Carminati was committed to connecting me to the right doctors and resources to help find the root cause of my issues. Full of empathy and compassion, I always left her office not only feeling physically better, but mentally prepared to figure out my next step. I give Melanie and Inspira PT the highest recommendation!
I went to Inspira Physical Therapy for pain in my pelvis that I'd been having for a year after long hours standing at work, and she was so helpful working with me to figure out what it was. I learned a lot about my posture and how my past injury has aggravated that pain. After a few sessions, she really helped me to understand my body better and ways to prevent the pain from coming back. She is very patient and informative and I would highly recommend.
Dr. Carminati (Melanie) and Dr. Lahonda (Luidmila) both treated me successfully where others had failed, so thank you for fixing my legs. After discovering my aching legs were caused by nerve pain and not sore muscles, Melanie studied my symptoms and restored the nerve pathway by manipulating muscles and fascia and teaching me site specific exercises. I saw her 1x week for about 8 weeks.
Dr Carminati quite certainly saved my life. After years of back pain and every surgeon in the city telling me I needed surgery, Dr Carminati worked with me to almost completely reduce my pain. She also has the best bedside manner of any Dr I've ever seen and is an absolute joy. The other physical therapists and pilates instructors at the practice are also all incredible. I would give more stars if I could.
I went to Inspira every week for about four months to help resolve lower back pain.I have been to a few other physical therapy locations and this one is worth paying for to make sure you focus on improving the right areas. I will definitely go back here again for any future issues but she set me up very well for recovery.
The entire process from start-to-finish was seamless and professional. The treatment was extremely gentle and thorough. I walked in with a 40 degree angle in my left arm and she got me all the way to 25!
I highly highly recommend coming here.
I cannot sing enough high praises for Melanie at Inspira Therapy. I've had lots of PT over the years and she is , Hands Down, the best PT I've ever encountered.
Mila is amazing! So knowledgeable, sensitive and responsive...and the office staff is also great. Excellent communication and appointments are always on time.