What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. By tuning into the CranioSacral rhythm (the ebb and flow of the cerebrospinal fluid which is palpable anywhere on the body) the practitioner can help aid in balancing the body. This modality was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger over 30 years ago. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it''s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. Learn more about CST.