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Sauganash Wellness Center
6160 N. Cicero Ave., Ste. 214
Chicago, IL 60646
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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach to releasing tension, relieving pain and improving whole body health and performance. This light-touch treatment directly addresses the craniosacral system — the soft tissues and fluid that protect the brain and spinal cord. Few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than this critical structure.

Your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CranioSacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease and enhances your health and well-being.

What Conditions Does CranioSacral Therapy Address?

CranioSacral Therapy improves your body's ability to take better care of you. It helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Stress and tension-related disorders
  • Motor-coordination impairments
  • Infant and childhood disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Orthopedic problems
  • and many other conditions

What Can I Expect from a Session?

A typical session will take place in one of our private treatment rooms. You remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded table.

Your doctor or therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your body to monitor and identify areas of weakness. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system.

A CranioSacral Therapy session can last up to an hour or more. It can also be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create powerful effects. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the practitioner is working on.

CranioSacral Therapy for Children

Dr. Minkler is also certified to treat infants and children with CranioSacral Therapy. A subtle, but effective hands-on treatment, CranioSacral Therapy can help improve and maintain healthy immune systems in children. Used as an early intervention for newborns, it can potentially reduce a wide spectrum of health challenges, some of which may not manifest until the child is in school

To schedule a CranioSacral Therapy session in our Chicago office — or to add this treatment to your session at Sauganash Wellness Center, please call 773-283-4470.


Source: CranioSacral Therapy: The Healing Power of a Gentle Touch, The Upledger Institute

Sauganash Wellness Center

Dr. Deanna Minkler and Rachel Shaffer are
specially trained in CranioSacral Therapy.
Ask how this treatment can benefit you.
Call 773-283-4470 for an appointment
or ask to add it to your massage or
chiropractic session.


Call 773-283-4470
for your appointment.

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