The Origins

Craniosacral Therapy was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger.

Dr. Upledger served from 1975 to 1983 as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.

It was during those years that his team of anatomists, physiologists, biophysicists, and bioengineers were tasked with performing experiments to test the existence and influence of the craniosacral system. The results of those scientific studies explained the function of the
craniosacral system and its use in evaluating and treating issues of the involved tissues.

The Craniosacral System

Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system and few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system.

You endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. Your body can only handle so much before the tissues react with histological changes and neurological facilitation affecting the craniosacral system including the brain, spinal cord and dura. This can compromise the function
of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in your body.

CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch practitioners evaluate strain patterns. The use of a distinctive light-touch technique
releases any restrictions they find.

By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, craniosacral therapy has been shown to naturally reduce pain and stress, strengthen your resistance to disease, and enhance your overall health and well-being.

What to expect

The craniosacral therapist carefully ‘listens with their hands’ to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion. The therapist traces those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction.

Delicate techniques are then used to release the problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system.

What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing.

The benefits of Craniosacral Therapy:

  • Depression
  • Concussion recovery
  • Tension and pain relief
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post-illness recovery
  • Headaches & migraine correction
  • Improve sleep quality & reduce insomnia
  • Enhance mental clarity and focus
  • Alleviate symptoms of Stress & Anxiety
  • Support overall physical and emotional well-being

It is more than physical therapy, it’s a process towards renewed vitality and supporting your body’s homeostasis mechanisms.

Through an expertly applied process our skilled practitioners facilitate ease of the body systems natural rhythms and movement.

Whether you’re seeking relief from specific ailments or simply yearning for a deeper sense of relaxation and rejuvenation, craniosacral therapy could be the missing piece in your journey to optimal health.

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