CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the craniosacral system (the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord).
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive clinical research and scientific studies into biomechanics. Using a soft touch generally no greater than the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. Because CST complements the body's natural healing processes, it is increasingly used as a preventive health measure to bolster the immune system and relieve pain. Symptoms relieved through CST include:
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Central Nervous System Disorders
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Testimonials about the effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy, including a testimonial from the CEO of Aetna, are available here.