CranioSacral Therapy for Adults and Children

CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch healing technique that releases tensions deep in the body, relieving pain and correcting dysfunction. 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.

The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.

Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of health issues. By relieving restrictions, we restore the central nervous system to balance and cause the entire body to self-correct at it’s very core, positively influencing nearly every other system in the body and encouraging a state of health and well-being.

What to expect in a CST session:

CST is performed on a person fully clothed, ideally lying on a massage table, however, with children, the session may happen sitting, standing or while they are at play or on a lap. Using a light touch, I monitor the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. Then I use delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.

CST sessions for adults are 50 minutes, children 25 minutes.
80 minute sessions may include some Trager Approach.

CranioSacral Therapy is helpful for:
* Migraines and Headaches
* Chronic Neck Pain
* Low back pain
* Motor-Coordination Impairments
* Stress and Tension-Related Problems
* Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
* Chronic Fatigue
* Scoliosis
* Central Nervous System Disorders
* Emotional Difficulties
* Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome
* Learning Disabilities
* Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
* Orthopedic Problems

Link to the Upledger Institute