Dr Oz: What is Cranial Sacral Therapy? Anxiety, Pain & Headache Relief

Dr Oz: Cranial Sacral Therapy To Relieve Stress

In recent years, more people are open to accepting the healing power of touch. Dr Oz introduced Cranial Sacral Therapy on his show, and you can try it at home in just a few minutes.

Certified massage instructor Michelle Evans explained that Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that relaxes you while creating subtle shifts in the spine, head, and neck bones. Apply pressure to tense areas of the head and let the body heal itself, she said.

Dr Oz: What is Cranial Sacral Therapy?

Dr Oz: What is Cranial Sacral Therapy? Anxiety, Pain & Headache Relief

Do you want to get rid of headaches, anxiety, or lower back pain? Dr Oz demonstrated some easy Cranial Sacral Therapy techniques you can do to get relief.

Dr Oz was not a believer until he tried this out, and he felt the flow of his spinal fluid for the first time ever in his life. Touch and pressure are applied down the center of the skull to the occipital ridge, as well as on the sides of the head, and down the neck toward the spine.

Evans continued, explaining that this affects membranes and fluids of the brain and spinal column, without putting pressure on the brain itself.

Dr Oz: Cranial Sacral Therapy for Headaches

How can you try this at home on yourself? Place both hands behind your head. Use your middle three fingers from each hand, placed on the base of the neck.

Apply light pressure, dropping the head forward and back. This light pressure can give you relaxation, alleviating headaches and lessening neck pain.

Dr Oz: Cranial Sacral Therapy for Anxiety

For anxiety, place both hands on the top of your head, where the center part would be. Use all five fingers and play along the part like piano scales. Move from the front toward the back of the head. Repeat this three to five times in five-second intervals.

Dr Oz: Cranial Sacral Therapy for Lower Back Pain

The lower back is another common area for pain. Tennis balls are part of this solution. Lie on the floor and place a tennis ball beneath your tailbone on each side of the butt. Gently rock back and forth to get some relaxation and relief. Straighten out your legs if that is comfortable.

You can also place the tennis balls beneath the neck while you are lying in the floor to relax your neck and head.

Dr Oz: Animal Exercise Videos

Last up, Dr Oz shared a small pig working out on a treadmill, a walrus doing push ups by the pool, a sloth stretching, and a dog on a surfboard! How does your pet stay fit?

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