“Light Touch” Therapy From Acker House
For county folk with chronic pain, a light touch can work wonders.
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If you’re experiencing migraines, chronic neck or back pain, or scoliosis, Acker House Center for Integrative Health in Croton-on-Hudson (139 Grand St 914-707-1399; www.ackerhouseny.com) offers a relaxing treatment ($135 per session) designed to remedy your discomfort and help your body find a peaceful equilibrium.
Craniosacral therapy purports to give the recipient more energy and strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself. The therapy releases tensions in the fluid and membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, relieving pain and repairing dysfunction.
“Craniosacral therapy is a light-touch technique that works on balancing the environment of the central nervous system,” says Liz Ingalls, owner/director of Holistic Physical Therapy at Acker House and certified craniosacral therapist. “It’s great for people who experience pain, as well as those who want to learn how to relax and feel calm.”
When they say “light touch,” it’s an understatement; when I went in for my treatment, most of the time I couldn’t feel Ingalls’ touch at all. However, I definitely felt the result. I left calmer yet energized as I went through the rest of my day. Feeling levelheaded and light on my feet, I skipped to get my afternoon coffee and bolted around the office getting tasks done.