Craniosacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral Therapy?


 

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, noninvasive manipulative technique, pioneered by John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician at Michigan State University. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease.

Effectiveness


 

CST is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems