Cranial Release Technique Therapy in St. Louis and the Metro East

CRT Therapy for Balance, Healing, and Wellness

Your body’s natural ability to heal itself is often stalled by chronic physical and mental stress that can be difficult to overcome. But through a holistic combination of light massage, tissue adjustments, and deep breathing, you can find relief in just a few minutes.

Cranial Release Technique (CRT) is a mind-body practice that restores proper function to the nervous system and proper balance to the body. During your session, your therapist will gently stretch the muscles at the base of the skull to realign the cranial bones, helping to improve cerebrospinal fluid flow and promote optimal health.

What is CRT Therapy?

Our cranial dural system is essential in protecting our central nervous system. When it’s strained due to a head or neck injury, such as a concussion or traumatic brain injury, or tensed from PTSD, stress, or anxiety, it can send our central nervous system spiraling out of control and activate or fight, flight, or freeze mode. Over time, it can feel impossible to relax the mind, find relief from pain, and focus on the things you love.

Through CRT, your therapist will gently stretch the muscles at the base of the skull to realign the bones of the cranium, helping to restore proper movement. This “release” helps relax the nervous system to better manage everyday stressors, relieve muscle tension and pain throughout the body, and reboot the brain to calm negative thought patterns.

A CRT session lasts only a few minutes, but many patients report feeling more relaxed immediately and enjoy greater balance and peace in the days to follow. With regular treatment, they experience long-lasting relief and an improved quality of life.

How Can Cranial Release Massage Help Me?

In addition to its role in enhancing overall wellness, CRT can help ease symptoms associated with a variety of health conditions and disorders when included as part of a comprehensive care plan:

• Concussion recovery

• Traumatic brain injury


• Stress and anxiety

• Aneurism recovery

• Headaches and migraines

• ADD and ADHD

Discover the Benefits of CRT

Because CRT focuses on whole-body wellness, it promotes benefits that significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.

• Improved emotional and mental well-being

• Lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression

• Less pain, pressure, and muscle tension

• Greater mental clarity

• Stronger sense of calm

• Improved sleep and more energy

• Less dependence on medications

• Faster recovery time after a concussion or TBI

Cranial Release Technique Near Me

Patients from across the St. Louis region have relied on Karen Heyden of Concierge Lymphatic Massage in Collinsville, IL to find relief from chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. As a CRT expert, Karen delivers tailored care to improve the health, healing, and well-being of those struggling with a variety of conditions and has successfully helped returning servicemembers with PTSD and individuals with ongoing trauma from 9-11.

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