* What is CranioSacral Therapy?
Therapy utilizes gentle touch to enhance the
body's own natural healing ability to release
and eliminate the effects of stress on the
This is accomplished through working with
craniosacral system, which includes
the bones of the face,
skull & spine, along with the meningeal
cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect
and spinal cord, extending from the head
to the tailbone.
This system is vital to our health &
the function of the central nervous system.
and/or imbalance in the craniosacral system
can result in
related motor, sensory, &/or neurological
The craniosacral system has it's own subtle
rhythm (like a
pulse or respiratory rate, but unique) that can be felt
throughout the body, typically 6-12 cycles per minute.
This rhythm was first discovered in 1970 by Dr.
Upledger, osteopathic physician, during
a neck surgery
in which he was assisting.
Dr. Upledger's subsequent
research looked first at the work
of Dr. William Sutherland,
the father of cranial osteopathy,
who theorized that the
the cranial bones were built for mobility, and later (1975-
83), while Professor of
Biomechanics at Michigan State
University, supervised a team of physiologists,
biophysicists nd bioengineers, thereby
mechanisms mechanisms behind
The skilled CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner
rhythm and pinpoints sources of obstruction and/or
enabling him/her to support the body
facilitating it's self-correcting
mechanisms, and restoring
At times, Energy Cysts (due to
injury, disease, emotional
trauma, prolongued stress, etc.) may form
trapped within the body's tissues.
The release of past
traumas and/or emotions may occur as part of the
healing process - this is known as SomatoEmotional Release
(SER). Therapeutic Imagery & Dialogue are often utilized
as effective tools in creating a bridge between the client and
his/her "Inner Physician", allowing for
of vital healing information to be shared.
CST/SER is easily combined with other complementary
healing methods (alternative modalities &
medicine) for maximum results .
* What Conditions Can CST Help?
Since dysfunction/imbalance in the craniosacral system
result in sensory, motor &/or neurologic disabilities,
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) can benefit the body in many
ways, addressing both acute & chronic issues, as well as
acting as an agent of preventive care. CST can have very
positive effects on many types of problems, some of which
* Headaches / Migraines
& Spinal Cord Injuries
* Learning Disabilities
Problems / Injuries * Autism
* Chronic Fatigue
Traumatic Stress Disorder * Fibromyalgia
Disorders * Vertigo
/ Neck / Back pain (acute/chronic) * Immune Disorders
Infant Feeding Difficulties
* Stress Related Issues
Central Nervous System Disorders
* Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
CST is also extremely helpful during pregnancy,
and post-natal (as well as during the
delivery process), and
for newborns, infants and children.
* How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Since response to CranioSacral Therapy varies
individual to individual, as well as from
session to session
and depending upon the condition(s)
involved, there is no
one answer to this question.
The number of sessions required varies widely, from just
one to up to several a week over the course of several
weeks. Serious &/or chronic/long-term
issues may require
more intensive/extended treatment.
Once initial problem(s) have been resolved, many people
choose to continue to receive CST "tune-ups" on a monthly
basis to maintain harmony & function at the deepest level.