Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle manual therapy that addresses a broad range of health concerns.  Many clients find it deeply relaxing and restorative. It’s a safe and effective therapy at any stage of recovery. It’s even safe for babies and children who have experienced trauma including birth trauma.

Treatment by your craniosacral therapist will emphasize listening for the health and quality of the Craniosacral rhythm. By listening and understanding your unique rhythm your therapist will then encourage the most robust and fluid expression of your rhythm. Improved quality and movement of your craniosacral rhythm is directly tied to your health and wellness. Each session includes both listening and gentle manipulation of the Craniosacral system via key points in the body including the head and sacrum (found in the back of the pelvis).

Who can benefit?

The healing and relaxing effects of Craniosacral therapy can help support those with:

  • Neck and Back pain
  • Migraine and stress headaches
  • Tension related problems: stress, emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety
  • Scoliosis and postural dysfunctions
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord injuries: Concussion and Post-Concussion syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Jaw pain, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
  • Dental and Orthodontic problems
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia
  • Post-surgical dysfunction

What is happening during treatment?

When the body is impacted by trauma either physical, emotional or long term micro injury, the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord can be affected. The membrane that encloses the brain and spinal cord is called the dura. Adhesions and restrictions in the dura and related tissues will alter the flow of the Craniosacral rhythm.  Your therapist can feel these changes in the craniosacral rhythm and assesses the craniosacral movement during the listening phase of your treatment.

Using gentle touch, the tension and restrictions in the dura surrounding the brain and spinal cord are eased allowing improvement in blood and lymph circulation as well as more normal functioning of the nerve tissue is restored. Often the client experiences a feeling of relaxation and wellness.

Treating the restrictions in the cranium (skull) is achieved by gently guiding the bones forming the cranium into a position of ease. Restrictions throughout the spinal cord and sacrum are also assessed and treated by gentle touch. Further evaluation of the Craniosacral rhythm can be observed via the pelvis, legs, feet, and arms.

What to expect during your first appointment?

During your treatment for craniosacral therapy, you can remain fully clothed the entire time. There are some instances when your therapist will recommend additional treatment which may include massage therapy.  A combination of massage therapy and craniosacral therapy will typically require a one-hour appointment.

To book your craniosacral session please reach us via our online booking or call  (613)825-3837.

Rapid Relief with RAPID Neurofascial Reset

With milder temperatures in the forecast we are all looking forward to more time outside and a shift in our physical activities. Many of us have been indoors and less active for months so the first efforts to increase our activities can lead to aches, pain and even injury. While we love the benefits of Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy, we now have a new treatment approach to offer – RAPID Neurofascial Reset.

RAPID Neurofascial Reset is a manual therapy for treating chronic and acute pain. What makes it unique is that RAPID targets the nervous system rather than muscle tissue, with the goal of completely resolving pain and improving range of motion.



This treatment is fast, intense and can be momentarily painful. Effective results are happening for clients dealing with migraines, low back pain, and sciatica. RAPID has proven beneficial for the treatment of athletes’ injuries such as, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and tennis or golfer’s elbow. Many people have also shared with us the benefits they have seen for chronic conditions like joint pain, osteoarthritis and frozen shoulder. We all have “chronic artifacts of inflammation” from previous injuries limiting our body and its movement. This approach is for everybody!

Norman Chow, RMT offers RAPID Neurofascial Reset throughout the week. These appointments are a shorter duration so they can fit into your busy schedule easily. Alternatively, you can request that Norman incorporates RAPID into a regular massage therapy session.

Get back into the activities you love to do and recover with RAPID. To book with Norman we are just a call or a click away.

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Whether you have a specific area of pain, long standing chronic pain, recent acute pain or you are simply seeking the relaxing benefits of massage, we can assure you that Jockvale Massage Therapy Clinic has the ideal massage therapist for you.

Our therapists have been trained by stringent standards laid out by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.  After completing a curriculum of 2,200 hours and successfully completing both written and practical exams, the College issues their registration.  All our massage therapists are Registered Massage Therapists.

Most people approach us with one or two areas of need – stiff neck, sore lower back, shoulder ache, with little idea of what technique will be best.  Our therapists are equipped with a broad range of techniques to help you with your needs.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body.  This provides our clients with a therapeutic response while both treating and preventing physical dysfunction.  Quite simply, our clients will feel better.

It can be preventative or restorative, helping to maintain, rehabilitate, augment physical function or relieve pain.

Massage therapy has firmly established its role as a clinically oriented health option used to relieve a variety of discomforts because it achieves undeniable results.

Massage can help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

We are located in the hub of South Nepean at the Sobeys mall in Barrhaven

Book your appointment today.