Cranial Sacral Therapy

With light touch and gentle manipulations to the Cranial Sacral system, self-corrected physiological activities take place to correct imbalances and treat a host of health problems. This visionary approach is designed to introduce analytical and intuitive understanding of Cranial Sacral work. It is the art of healing touch. This exquisitely sensitive, subtle and careful work can be highly effective when properly applied; the gentlest of approaches is often more powerful than the most robust.

The Cranial Sacral wave is an intelligent form of communication, just as informative as the radial pulse is to the acupuncturist. It is one way that the soul has to express its views.

A cranial therapist is trained to “palpate”, or feel with his or her hands, the motion of the Cranial Sacral system as a unified, integrated movement. The touch is extremely gentle and sensitive, and one is able to diagnose the movement of the system as a whole by locating critical points of restriction in the cranium.

Restrictions which result from injury, inflexibility of the joints of the spine and cranium, or from dysfunctions in other parts of the body can cause abnormal motion in the Cranial Sacral system. The abnormal motion leads to stresses in the cranial mechanism which can contribute to dysfunction and poor health, especially in the brain and spinal cord. The purpose of Cranial Sacral therapy is to enhance the functioning of this important system.

When there is synchronous movement in the Cranial Sacral system, the physiology of the central nervous system functions more efficiently and the nerve tissue is, in general, healthier. Cranial Sacral therapy is rapidly gaining acceptance among health practitioners and the public. This may be due in part to the non-intrusive nature of this therapy and how it works with the entire structure, physiology, mind, and spirit.

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Craniosacral therapy was an amazing experience for my 1 year old daughter - and for me. We were there to help alleviate an ear infection and help fluid drain, as recommended by our doctor. Robin was wonderful, really tuning into the needs of my daughter, even before starting the treatment. My little one was so calm and at peace, yet very engaged throughout the session that it helped me relax too. And - she was much better the next day!
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Cranial Sacral Benefits

Benefits of CranioSacral Therapy

Normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhances the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to help wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Infant and Childhood Disorders
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Other Trauma

The History of Cranial Sacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy, or CST as it is generally called, has its roots back in the nineteenth century. Originating in Andrew Taylor Still’s system of osteopathic medicine, it owes much to subsequent pioneers of technique, such as William G. Sutherland who extended Stills system into cranial osteopathy. This was refined and codified by Harold Magoun in the 1950’s and taught by him to Dr. John E. Upledger in the late 60’s.

John E Upledger took on and developed these techniques into what he called ‘CranioSacral Therapy’, a powerful yet simplified system of treatment capable of being learned by anyone of good intent wishing to study the system. The unique feature is that it does not require extensive medical training to be effective. Nonetheless, it embodies and develops the essential concepts of Still and Sutherland. It has evolved in Upledger’s lifetime to become an holistic therapy aimed at assisting the client to employ their own body’s healing capacities and which trusts that all bodies have an inherent intelligence keeping us in equilibrium. Learn More...