CranioSacral Therapy was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CranioSacral Therapy or CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the CranioSacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. CranioSacral Therapy is safe for adults and children.
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, relieve stress, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain, illness and dysfunction, including:
Chronic Neck Pain and Back Pain
Central Nervous System Disorders
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Stress Management and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders