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
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Head Trauma
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Seizures
  • Strokes
  • Insomnia
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Vision, Astigmatism
  • Glaucoma
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Neurosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Parkinson's Tremors

Cranial Facial Release 2 - Wellness RhythmsIt 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.

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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.