The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has a program run by art therapist, Melissa Walker. The program works with veterans to create expressive masks to communicate the what life is like with a brain injury.Read More
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There is a wonderful pilot study in the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies! This study looks at the effects of "light touch" therapy such as craniosacral therapy on active duty soldiers who have experienced brain injuries.
The study worked with soldiers undergoing headaches and anxiety. Two sessions of personalized light touch/craniosacral therapy were provided in a two week period. Ninety percent of the participants experienced improvement!
For example, one participant said, “I feel normal and I haven’t felt like a normal person in years.”
Brain injuries are serious and difficult conditions. Craniosacral therapy is a non-pharmaceutical way to reduce serious, life-altering symptoms. I hope the military will continue to explore craniosacral and other hands-on techniques as a tool to help soldiers with brain injuries.
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