What Is Cranial Facial Release?
The objective of the Cranial Facial Release (CFR) technique is to mobilize the bones in the face and cranium to open up the breathing passageways. This is commonly used on patients experiencing breathing disorders, sinus conditions, or more commonly, snoring problems.
Cranial Facial Release is an advanced endonasal cranial technique that has been used quite successfully in the treatment of various neurological and structural disorders. Most patients who come in for CFR treatment are often last resort patients who have tried everything else first. CFR often succeeds where other forms of conventional treatment have failed. CFR is the best alternative solution and the most sought out modality for sinus and deviated septum surgeries.
How Is Cranial Facial Release Performed?
The Cranial Facial Release technique is performed by inserting tiny balloons in the nose then quickly inflating them to mobilize the bones of the face and cranium. It feels very similar to the sensation experienced when jumping into a swimming pool and having water shoot up your nose. The whole procedure takes about 2 to 3 seconds and consists of a series of 4-6 treatments in a 7-10 day period.
What Are Conditions That Respond Favorably to Cranial Facial Release?
- Breathing Disorders
- Sinus Conditions
- Sleep Apnea
- Migraine Headaches
- Head Trauma
- Post Concussion Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Facial Paralysis
- Bell's Palsy
- TMJ Disorders
- Learning Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorders
- Neurological Disorders
- Emotional Disorders
- Hearing Impairments
- Vision, Astigmatism
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson's Tremors
It is important to note that CFR is not directed at the treatment of anyone specific disease or disorder. Its primary objective is to mobilize the cranial bones, unlock cranial fixations, open the breathing passageways, facilitate cerebral spinal fluid flow, increase vascular flow and venous drainage from the cranium, and optimize brain function. This often improves symptoms related to various structural and neurological disorders. Read reviews from our patients about Cranial Facial Release.
How Do You Find a Cranial Facial Release Doctor?
There are very few doctors who are certified in CFR Technique. Cranial Facial Doctors that are certified like Dr. Michelle MacCarthy are required to undergo extensive post-graduate training to become qualified in this specialized procedure. CFR Doctors are cranial adjusting experts. Dr. Michelle is one of four doctors certified to do this technique in the State of Colorado.
To find a Cranial Facial Release Doctor certified outside of the state of Colorado click here.
Ready to start Cranial Facial Release with Dr. Michelle MacCarthy?
Dr. Michelle is one of the few Cranial Facial Release Elite Practitioners in Denver, she offers a safe and surgery-free solution to people who suffer from common breathing issues. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about how Cranial Facial Release may work for you. Click here to schedule a consultation.
Dr. MacCarthy introduced me to network chiropractic and it has been incredible. I don’t suffer from the chronic back pain that I did in the past. After some noise complaints about snoring, she introduced me to Cranial Facial Release, which has been a definite help. If she can’t help you with some facet of your health, she can definitely direct you to someone who can. I recommend seeking her out for a discussion about your personal health and fitness goals.Chris W.
I found Wellness Rhythms for cranial facial release to fix my deviated septum. I had 5 sessions and my face cracked, bones adjusted and my breathing drastically improved! My allergies completely disappeared which was an unexpected benefit! I also was experiencing panic attacks and anxiety (going through a traumatic life experience) and was on three different prescriptions to help control it. Dr. Michelle recommended network spinal analysis and after 3 months, my anxiety was gone. I literally no longer needed to take my meds. Today I'm anxiety & allergy free and my spine & body feel great! I highly recommend the experience.Alicia R.
My 15 year old son receives Craniofacial Release with Dr. Michelle. After many years of chronic sinus infections, endless antibiotics, and discomfort, after just one (intense) CFR treatment, he felt an immediate change - sinuses are more open, ear and sinus pressure has been relieved significantly and it is easier for him to enjoy normal life with this treatment. Dr. Michelle and her team are also so lovely and encouraging. I strongly recommend this treatment to anyone with chronic sinus issues.Jen C.
I wasn't sure what to expect with Cranial Facial Release except what Is seen on YouTube. And if you've done that you'll have an idea of what to expect. Just like the videos, everyone is different so don't place any expectations on your experience. My first session was intense, no lie, but my most recent one went quite smoothly. Dr Michelle is very patient and caring. She listens and helps her patients process the experiences that body work often produces. She's laughs easily, and wears a smile. Her use of homeopathic remedies and essential oils to calm my system after the Cranial Facial Release is comforting. Self care can be found there, go get some! You deserve it!Lisa R.
I CAN BREATHE! I went in for Cranial Facial Release and not only can I breathe and sleep better but my nose was straightened out!! I don’t have to have any surgery!! Dr. Michelle was God sent and her staff and colleagues are the sweetest!!!Susana A.