Neurovascular Therapy

Relax, Restore & Renew

Neurovascular/craniosacral therapy supports the body’s natural healing forces and the release of long-held tension patterns.  The therapist uses a gentle and informed touch to calm the central nervous system as well as track and support the flow and function of the cerebrospinal fluid, which nourishes the brain and spinal cord. The free flow of blood, lymph, and the energy nourishing bones, muscles, and organs is also supported. The result is a release of stress arising from injury, trauma or dis-ease while increasing vitality and leaving one feeling balanced, grounded, and connected.

To schedule an appointment, email  info@andrearussell.com.

Neurovascular therapy sessions are $100 per one-hour session.  A package of 5 sessions is $475 or a package of 10 sessions is $850.

Location

The Quarry Arts Building
715 Hill Street, suite 130
Madison, WI 53705
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Neurovascular/craniosacral therapy session like?
During a session you will relax on a massage table and you will stay fully clothed throughout the session. You may want to wear comfortable clothing. We will discuss your health history and concerns. I will begin and end the bodywork session holding your ankles, noticing the overall fluid flow and observing areas that may be contributing to restrictive patterns in the body. With a sensitive and informed touch my hands may hold and support various areas of your body, observing the function and flow of the body’s fluids and supporting muscle/bone, organ/emotion, and energy/nervous system health.  When the body is supported and given space to find its healthy flow of vitality, patterns of restriction, pain, discomfort, and congestion dissolve, restoring health and balance.

What will you feel during a session?
This varies greatly between individuals. Some people may experience sensations of heat, tingling, increased relaxation, pressure changes, and abdominal gurgling. Many feel more quietly connected and aware.

How long is a session?
Typically sessions are one hour in length, although sessions may be scheduled for 1.5 or 2 hours if more time and concentration is desired.

Who may benefit from a session?
Anyone wanting to improve the overall health and function of the body will benefit from a session.  Neurovascular/craniosacral therapy is used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease and is also effective for treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including: migraine headaches, sinus congestion, chronic neck and back pain, central nervous system disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, emotional difficulties, stress and tension-related problems, and TMJ/jaw discomfort.

How many sessions do you need and how often should you come?
This varies greatly between individuals and is influenced by many factors. The overall goal of this work is to cultivate a vitality and flow of the fluids in the body, which nourishes the health and function of all the body’s systems, including vascular, visceral, nervous, lymphatic and musculoskeletal. This vitality of fluid and function allows the body to release holding patterns while repairing and restoring the whole body. The number of sessions that support the body in this process depends on how long the restrictive patterns have been present, the overall health of the body, injuries, and the goals you may have. Often holding patterns in the body develop over many years so as a result it may take time for the body to build the resources needed to restore health and function and establish greater freedom in body/mind.

Session scheduling varies from once a week to once a month or maintenance sessions as needed.

What effects may you experience after a session?
Each person is unique and therefore may have different experiences. People often report greater relaxation, decreased pain/discomfort, better breathing patterns, or feeling more centered/grounded.  Some clients may not notice the subtle changes initially until they become more aware and connected to their body.

Because the work is subtle yet works on deep levels, you may want to respect this process by not pushing your body directly after the session.  You may find a quiet walk supports you rather than working out at the gym. There may be an adjustment time as your body lets go of holding patterns and finds a new way of health. Although it is not common, some people experience discomfort, fatigue or a feeling of achiness while their body is integrating the work.  This usually passes within 1-2 days, and can be supported by rest and an increase in water consumption.

Over time, as the body’s systems find greater flow and function, one may experience greater health, function and vitality of body, mind and spirit.

Cancellation Policy
In the event you need to cancel your appointment, we require a 24 hours notice prior to the appointment. If you choose to cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice or ‘no-show,’ you will be responsible for the full amount of the missed appointment.

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