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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is named for the system within the body which is at the core of your central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord (including the tailbone).

Did You Know That:

» your head expands and contracts 6 – 12 times a minute?

» you have your own rhythm which remains the same whether you are sleeping or exercising intensely?

» the smooth, strong, free movement of those bones is vital to the health of your central nervous system (CNS) and therefore the whole body?

» the CranioSacral system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, 3 layers of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds and protect the brain and spinal cord?

» the production of the cerebrospinal fluid fills the ventricles deep in the brain creating a bit of pressure on the brain tissues and therefore the cranial bones which moves the cranial bones out slightly, then as the fluid leaves, the bones contract?

CST monitors the central nervous system and supports the body’s amazing ability to heal itself!

Using a soft touch generally about the weight of a nickel, practitioners monitor the rhythm of the production and distribution of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as well as the tissue motion of the system to pinpoint the source of a restriction or stress. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system and all of the tissues.

CST is an effective, non-invasive method to treat head injuries as well as a multiple other issues.

Its subtle touch and support allows the healing to go deep and expands to the entire body creating deep release and relaxation with no effort on your part. People find it an amazing and delightful experience.

CST is 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 dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Head Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Issues that aren’t responding to other treatments
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction and Trauma

CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. He founded the Upledger Institute which provides training world-wide for therapists in CranioSacral Therapy and other treatment modalities.

Please see the Upledger Institute website:


Advanced CranioSacral Therapy

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