11 Jun CranioSacral Therapy + Visceral Mobilization with Ursula Hoefler
We’re thrilled to have Ursula Hoefler on the KFMT team, focusing on CranioSacral Therapy + Visceral Mobilization. Ursula has been practicing Physical Therapy for 19 years. After completing a 6 month post-graduate PNF program and becoming certified in Pilates Mat (Vienna, Austria) and Machine Work at the Kane School, she began to study CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation to continue to deepen her knowledge and understanding of inner-mind/body connections. She has found that this approach helps her accurately identify the cause of health and movement problems, while integrating her understanding of movement to effectively treat the body as a whole. We got more info on what she does and how it helps here:
Q: What is CranioSacral Therapy?
- A light touch whole-body treatment
- Works with the body’s CranioSacral system to support the central nervous system and improve overall health
- Helps to alleviate aches, pains and strains of life
- Improves the body’s ability to self-care
Q: What is Visceral Mobilization?
- Gentle manual therapy that assesses the structural relationship between the viscera (organs) and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body
- Assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, eliminatory, neuroendocrine and lymphatic dysfunction
Q: Why are they so important?
Both CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Mobilization focus not solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluate and treat the entire body to find the source of the problem.
The CranioSacral system – the soft tissues and fluid that protect the brain and spinal cord – has a significant influence on the central nervous system which has immense impact on overall health and well-being.
Visceral Manipulation aids the body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. It re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health by adjusting altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body.
Our emotions have considerable effect on how our body functions, and this is greatly due to how receptive organs are to our feelings. When the brain receives negative emotions it sends tension to the related organ and vice versa – VM can break this cycle and restore emotional balance.
Q: What conditions do CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation address?
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Stress and Tension – Related Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- Digestive Disorders
- Acid Reflux
- Post-operative Scar Tissue Pain
- Women’s & Men’s Health
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Fibroids and Cysts
- Anxiety and Depression
- and many more!
Find Ursula on the schedule Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am-2pm