What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger.

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on treatment that releases tensions in the body. Many people believe that the intelligence of the craniosacral therapy originates from the core of the brain and spine, which is filled with cerebrospinal fluid and radiates throughout the body. Like the pulse of the cardiovascular system, the cranial sacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body.

In a typical one hour session, the client lies quietly, fully clothed, while the practitioner makes light contact at selected points around the head, torso, knees, and feet. This light contact consists of gentle finger pressure. It involves monitoring this rhythm at these key body points and pinpointing the source of a restriction. Once the restriction has been determined, the therapist then works with the musculoskeletal and connective tissue in the body to restore a balanced flow of the cerebrospinal fluid. The goal of craniosacral therapy is to remove the restrictions and to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

Craniosacral therapy can help the following issues that people may have:

  • Stress and Tension Related Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • And Many Other Conditions