Craniosacral therapy (also known as CST) is a gentle, hands-on method used to detect and correct imbalances in the fascial system through affecting the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Palpation is extremely light – the practitioner’s level of touch is about the weight of a nickel yet even with such a gentle touch, the practitioner is able to release blockages and restrictions in the craniosacral system and thereby improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

This non-invasive technique builds and strengthens the immune system and can be utilized both as a preventative treatment, and as an excellent modality to treat and correct imbalances in a wide range of medical illnesses including but not limited to: migraine headaches, chronic back and neck pain, stroke, autism, musculoskeletal problems, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, chronic fatigue, emotional problems, stress, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), auto-immune disorders, etc.

Osteopathic physician John E. Upledger designed and pioneered craniosacral therapy which was based on numerous scientific studies that he conducted from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he held the positions of Clinical Researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.


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