What is CranioSacral Therapy?
As an offshoot of Osteopathy, CST was developed by Dr. John Upledger, DO in the 1970s and 1980s following extensive research at Michigan State University where he was researcher and professor. CST is a non-invasive, gentle, hands-on technique that evaluates the natural rhythms of the body and uses light touch to release restrictions in the fascia and nervous system. Because it enhances and works with the body’s natural healing capacity, the effect can be profound and is excellent by itself or as an adjunct to many other therapies and medical treatments, including chiropractic care.
What are the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy?
When the central nervous system is free, it functions more freely, thereby:
– increasing blood flow and detoxification
– decreasing pain and stress
– increasing health and boosting immune system
– reducing inflammation
– integration across body systems and mind-body-spirit connection
– enhance and balance hormones
– improved balance
– and much more!
Research and clinical practice have found that many conditions can benefit from CST, including:
– migraines and headaches
– chronic musculoskeletal pain
– stress disorders
– motor coordination
– chronic fatigue
– central nervous system disorders
– learning disabilities
– orthopedic problems
– recover from injury, whether recent or distant past
– Alzheimer’s and dementia
– sleep difficulties
– and many more!
What to expect
Each session is spent, usually lying quietly and fully clothed on one’s back on the massage table while the therapist evaluates and releases restrictions throughout the body with a gentle touch. People usually find it very restful and relaxing. Sessions are about 50 minutes long.
Please note that I am not a physician and therefore do not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
I also currently work only on older children and adults.