CranioSacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral Therapy “CST”?

The technique was developed by Osteopathic Physician, Dr. John E. Upledger of the Upledger Institute in Florida.

  • Like the rhythms of our heartbeat and breath, it is based on another rhythm-the CranioSacral rhythm. This rhythm results from the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid as it flows around the brain and through the spinal cord, up and down the spine, from head (cranium), to the base of the spine (sacrum).
  • An effective and powerful type of bodywork designed to direct and treat our physical as well as emotional restrictions.
  • A soothing therapeutic process that will stimulate your body’s natural healing and help restore its own inherent harmony and balance.

How is the treatment done?

Treatment is given in a safe professional environment. Sessions are usually an hour in length. You will be asked to lie on a treatment table fully clothed. I will monitor your CranioSacral rhythm and then proceed with a light, hands-on treatment of adjustments to your body.

Why does CranioSacral Therapy work?

Understanding your unique rhythm allows the experienced practitioner to monitor its flow and make an assessment for your treatment. Specific therapeutic techniques are then incorporated to assist the hydraulic forces present within the CranioSacral system. By aiding in the balance of your body’s circulatory system, its organs and relaxing the mind, CST naturally improves your own capacity to heal.

Conditions treated:

  • Chronic and acute pain/Sciatica
  • Orthopedic problems/joint and back pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis/tremors
  • Migraine headaches/eye, ear, nose and throat problems
  • Sports injuries/accidents and trauma
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue/autoimmune disorders
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome
  • Stress/anxiety/tension related conditions
  • Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Learning disabilities/ADD/ADHD
  • Cerebral Palsy