What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician, following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University where he served as a Professor of Biomechanics and clinical researcher.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. A practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may apply light touches to a patient’s cranium, spine and pelvis. Practitioners believe that this manipulation regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and aids in “primary respiration”.