What is CranioSacral Therapy?

FullSizeRenderCranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975-83 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system call the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch no greater than 5 grams, the practitioner releases restrictions to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

This complements the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfuction including:

  • Migrane headaches
  • Stress / Anxiety
  • Chronic Neck and Back pain
  • Central Nervous system disorders
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Figromyalgia ad other Connective tissue disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Infantile disorders
  • Neurovascular or immune disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction
  • Birthing Trauma
  • Dental Trauma

For more info please go to upledger.org