Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. "
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
In March,1997 I received a certificate for CST Level I & in August, 1997, for Level II through the Upledger Institute.
Why Is CranioSacral Therapy So Important?
(CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
How Was This Gentle Therapy Developed?
(CST) was developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, and osteopathic physician featured in TIME magazine as one of America's next wave of innovators.
What Can I Expect From A Session?
A typical CST session takes place in a quiet, private setting. You remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable, padded table. Your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system. By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, your practitioner can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system A CST session can last up to an hour or more. It can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create powerful effects.
What Conditions Does CST Address?
CST improves your body's ability to take better care of you. It helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, including:
- Migraines & Headaches
- Chronic Neck & Back Pain
- Stress & Tension-Related Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Infant & Childhood Disorders
- Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Orthopedic Problems
- And Many Other Conditions"