Will craniosacral therapy work for brain fog? How effective is it? How much will it cost? How many sessions will you need? We share the answers to these questions and more in the content below; in hopes, it will help you make an informed decision about using craniosacral therapy for brain fog.
Does Craniosacral Therapy Work for Brain Fog?
Do you feel like these four feelings and sensations have taken over in your day-to-day life?
Lack of focus
Reduced mental clarity
These four feelings are what defines brain fog. It is also important to remember that if you are experiencing brain fog, your brain and body is probably communicating with you about what it needs, and something that is off balance can use some help getting realigned. Because of this, craniosacral therapy can work for brain fog simply through how the therapy works:
2 Ways craniosacral therapy works to help with brain fog:
Removes: Blockages in the craniosacral system
Realigns: Misalignments in the craniosacral system
The smallest misalignments in bones in your skull or beck can lead to the sensations and feelings of brain fog. The same holds true for blockages, particularly in the cerebrospinal fluid that protects the spinal cord and brain within the skull.
As a craniosacral therapy practitioner helps with realignment and the removal of blockages, you may start to feel those sensations and feelings of confusion dissipating and mental clarity returning.
You may also find other areas of your health and wellness improving.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
When it comes to craniosacral therapy and the brain, the number of sessions you will need could be as low as one and as many as ten. When first seeking craniosacral therapy, be sure to communicate your desires for what you are seeking for your health. Ask practitioners how many sessions are suggested, and remember, you and the practitioner are working together.
That being said, here is a list to give you an idea of what you may experience when treating brain fog with craniosacral therapy:
To start: One session will help you see if craniosacral therapy is a therapy that you are comfortable with and have found a practitioner. After one session you may also see and experience changes in how you feel.
The average number of sessions: On average the number of sessions that may be suggested by your practitioner is three to ten weekly sessions.
Maintenance sessions: Once you have reached the level of progress and change that was set with your practitioner for brain fog, you may choose to go in for a session every two weeks or once a month to maintain what has been gained.
What Will it Cost?
The average price per session in the country is $70-$170. Based on this rate information, if you end up receiving the average three-to-ten sessions for brain fog, you can expect to pay $700 on the low end and $1,700 on the high end.
Asking a practitioner about packages and discounts can help with the total cost you will end up spending for treating brain fog. Insurances and Flex accounts from employers may also be helpful.
For more information, read: How Much Does Craniosacral Therapy Cost?
Complementary Approaches to Treating Brain Fog
Here is a list of other holistic approaches that can also be beneficial for brain fog:
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