What is an Autoimmune Disorder?

An autoimmune disorder is any disease where the body’s immune system attacks the body’s healthy cells.

While there is a wide variety of autoimmune disorders, many autoimmune disorders share similarities including chronic inflammation, fatigue, and high sympathetic nervous system tone.

Autoimmune disorders can affect skin, muscles, organs, joints, circulation, digestion, sleep, and a wide number of functions of the body.

Autoimmune disorders do not have cures, but interventions such as diet, medications, sleep, exercise, meditation, and other therapies can help increase the body’s resilience and strength and decrease the immune response attacking the body.

How Massage Can Help

The body, under any kind of chronic illness, has a difficult time entering the healing state for our body - our parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for long-term homeostasis and health of the body, but under times of physical, mental, or psychological stress, our body never gets to the “rest and digest” state.

CranioSacral Therapy is a modality that helps address the body’s stress, decrease the fight and flight response, and help the body heal, even in times of sickness or stress. By helping turn on the parasympathetic nervous system, it can help anyone with chronic illnesses and autoimmune disorders have fewer flare-ups, greater resilience to stress, and overall decrease inflammation, pain, and fatigue.


What Our Clients Are saying

Sarah F. -

I have a rare autoimmune disease that makes my body attack my liver. The inflammation can be so bad, that the pain can leave me unable to move for days at at a time. From the first time I did craniosacral therapy, I felt the pain dissipate. When Allison does craniosacral therapy, I can literally hear my digestive system working again. I can feel on my stomach where the inflammation is, and after the massage I can feel a decrease in the inflammation. Although autoimmune diseases come and go in spurts, I have not had an attack since I started craniosacral therapy.

Visiting Allison has changed my life. She has made me more aware of my disease, how to treat it before the pain becomes unbearable, and she has given me tools to use daily to keep the pain away.”