Craniosacral Therapy Benefits Football Players
Attention is finally being given to the issue of concussions in sports — especially football.
That awareness is being credited with helping to reduce the number of concussions reported last season in the NFL. Still, players struggle with finding ways to recover from concussions and other injuries effectively so they can get back on the field quickly in the competitive business of professional football.
Craniosacral work is a light-touch therapy that helps the body gently heal and unwind trauma from the inside out helping to reduce inflammation and increase tissue mobility. Receiving craniosacral work helps players recover faster and get back in the game sooner.
“What I’ve found with craniosacral is that it’s almost a perfect fit for athletes,” said Ricky Williams, an all-pro running back who recently retired from the Baltimore Ravens after playing in the NFL for more than a decade. Since retiring, Williams has created #ProjectLimitless to increase healing and consciousness among athletes and the world.
“When I was playing, I noticed that everything about the game was just easier and when I thought about it, I realized it had something to do with the craniosacral work that I was doing.”
Williams discovered craniosacral work after breaking his arm and tearing his Achilles tendon while playing for the Toronto Argonauts in 2006. He was so impressed by how good he felt after receiving การเดิมพันบนมือถือ UFABET craniosacral sessions as part of his recovery that he decided to take classes and became a trained craniosacral therapist studying with the Upledger Institute and at the Milne Institute.
The craniosacral system exists within every human being and animal with a brain and spinal column. According to Dr. John Upledger, the modern day founder of Craniosacral Therapy, the craniosacral system extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth (the cranium) through a network of fluid hydraulics and membranes to the lower end of the spine (the sacrum). Because the craniosacral system surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord, restrictions in its membranes can directly affect all aspects of central nervous system performance, from motor function to emotions.
Balancing the fluid and releasing restrictions in the tissue is especially important after a concussion and helps improve concentration and balance and relieve headaches, dizziness, depression, confusion, insomnia and mood swings.
The benefit of Craniosacral Therapy is that it works with the whole body, helping all injuries heal faster and easier.