First Visit for Crainosacral Therapy Treatment in New York City

What to Expect From Dr. Alex Kaminsky

If you’re like most people, your first visit with Dr. Alex Kaminsky will also be your first visit with a Chiropractor that offers craniosacral therapy / pranic healing / and other methods.   

Dr. Kaminsky’s intention always is your full recovery in the shortest number of visits. He combines techniques most suitable for your healing process and best results. 

He has a wide range of techniques acquired over many years of practice and continuing post graduate training.

Primary method of care is Craniosacral Therapy, and based on individual need, can be combined with Vagus Nerve tuning (vagal toning), Somato Emotional Release (SER) work, Myofascial Release, Classic Chiropractic and other safe and effective modalities. 

Your First Appointment: New Patient Examination & History

At your first visit Dr. Kaminsky will go through your health history and intake forms. Your specific reasons for coming in will be addressed and the goals for your health will be discussed as you go through your health history of symptoms and conditions.  

A comprehensive Initial Intake form must be filled out before seeing the doctor. Family medical history, pre-existing conditions, prior injuries, current health providers and past treatments are helpful to disclose. 

In the office your goals will be discussed, followed by physical examination focusing on musculoskeletal, soft tissue and spinal alignment areas, and evaluation of your body’s energetic system, specifically Chakras, Meridian Points and Biofield / Aura.

These evaluation tools will be used to better assess your condition and help identify hands-on care needed.

After the session, treatment frequency and quantity will be recommended 

The 10 Step Protocol is sometimes administered during the first session as it is a good way to establish a base line. More specific techniques are applied on a case by case basis. Techniques originate from the various treatment and healing methods Dr. Kaminsky has studied.

An evaluation of children is very comparable to that of adults but with the parent / guardian present.   One point of importance to understand is that Dr. Kaminsky may need to discuss additional aspects without the child’s presence as he does not like to discuss sensitive topics in front of the kids of cognizant age, not wanting to put any self-limiting ideas in your child’s mind. In this case, he will always make time later or the next day to speak via telephone about anything left unsaid during the initial visit. This does not change or take away from the same-day care of the child. Everything is always thoroughly explained and discussed. Dr. Kaminsky makes it a point to be in touch and communicate openly with the child and the parents.

Same with adults, encouraged to communicate in-office or with call or text after the initial session. Communications are encouraged as valuable feedback is important for the further care of the patient.

22 E. 41st St.  Midtown Manhattan

Craniosacral Therapy First Visit

In a Craniosacral therapy session your body has likely undergone some soft tissue releases and realignment, and needs time to become accustomed to this new openness.  Avoid extreme exercise or activities that tax your energy and healing resources as you are processing and “recalibrating” to a new neutral alignment with your body.  

Do realize body chemicals and materials have dislodged within your system and toxins may have been released.  Your body is working to flush all toxins out and improve communications within your nervous system. By giving your body lots of water it can detoxify and improve the fluidity of communication within the body – so drink water liberally days afterward.

In the immediate days after treatment you may still be aware of your body processing energetically the releases that began during your session.  Often a new layer of awareness is surfacing and old symptoms, memories and emotions may be stirred up. This should resolve shortly as you allow this cleansing process to complete itself. 

If it is a young baby or child that has received treatment, remember that their sleeping patterns can change, don’t be alarmed if they take a long nap, or sleep through the night if this isn’t typical.  Like adults they are processing and can be temporarily more fussy and emotional. Feel free to call with any questions.