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Craniosacral Therapy Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain

Tuesday 4 June 2019


From US newspaper the Rome Sentinel:


Valerie Destito (right) and Trista Richardson (left)
LIFE CHANGING THERAPY Valerie Destito, right, was
living with constant fibromyalgia pain. Since beginning
craniosacral therapy with Trista Richardson, MS, OTR, L,
(left) Destito says her chronic pain is in control.
(Photo Submitted)

Craniosacral therapy relieves fibromyalgia pain

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Copyright © 2019 Rome Daily Sentinel.

Pain was in charge. That’s how Valerie Destito of Rome describes the 16 years of her life before she discovered craniosacral therapy at Chestnut Commons Physical and Occupational Therapy. The department of Rome Memorial Hospital is located at 107 E. Chestnut St.

Valerie began her journey in October, 2002 when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Conventional medications were prescribed to treat her swollen and painful extremities, but one of her chief complaints, a burning pain across her back, arms, legs and face, went unresolved. She describes the extreme burning sensation to be worse than any sunburn she ever experienced, yet her skin was not burned. It wasn’t until years later that these symptoms were identified as fibromyalgia.

“In 2002, fibromyalgia was relatively new and the symptoms of chronic pain similar to rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions made diagnosis difficult,” Valerie explained.


“Stress made the pain worse, and the worse the pain was, the more stressed I became,” she said. Then Valerie read about Trista Richardson, MS, OTR, L and craniosacral therapy on Facebook and immediately called her primary care physician for a referral.

“My life changed when I met Trista and began craniosacral therapy at Chestnut Commons,” Valerie said.

“Prior to seeing me, Valerie suffered with fibromyalgia pain levels of seven to eight out of 10 and was attending a pain clinic to find relief,” Richardson said. “Since receiving craniosacral therapy, she has been able to control her chronic pain.”


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