CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on therapy, where the touch is gentle, non-invasive and usually subtle. It is a powerful therapy that affects and assists in improving the functions of the whole body.
Using ‘listening hands’ tuned to the feeling of the craniosacral rhythm, feeling how well the rhythm is reflecting out to the rest of the body and what may be able to do to improve its functioning.
The practitioner senses tensions in the body and helps to release them in a supported and comfortable way. During or after a session, you may feel calm and energized, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of overall well-being.
Patients find CranioSacral Therapy effective for a wide range of problems associated with discomfort, pain, and dysfunction. Interestingly, this approach also appears to complement and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, therefore CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure.
People may come for CranioSacral Therapy because they have an acute physical problem like a headache, back pain, long-standing problems both physical and emotional. Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges.
Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, CranioSacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness.
CranioSacral Therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is used to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction such as