Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a light touch manual technique used to treat soft tissue, bone, and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body which encompasses the craniosacral system. This physiologic body system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding and protecting the spinal cord and brain.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in your craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
Craniosacral therapy was developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics
We have found this technique especially helpful for relieving tension throughout the central nervous system, improving conditions such as headaches/migraines; craniofacial/orofacial pain; concussion syndrome; whiplash; temporomandibular joint dysfunction; chronic pain; fibromyalgia; spinal and pelvic pain.