CranioSacral Therapy was developed by Dr John Upledger in the 1970’s. The scientific basis for the craniosacral system was established in 1975.
In 1985 Dr. Upledger established the Updedger Institute, a clinical and educational centre in Florida. Since then CST has been widely taught and practiced in the USA , Europe and the UK.
CST is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on manipulative technique that loosens up soft tissue and bones around the nervous system.
The therapy takes it’s name from the systems associated bones. Included are those of the skull, face and mouth-which make up the cranium- and the spinal column which extends down to the sacrum . Membranes enclosing the hydraulic system connect the craniosacral system.
What can it help ?
Most of us have been exposed to physical trauma at some stage in our life. The body may have been able to absorb the effects of an accident at the time but a lasting strain often remains. Illnesses and emotional trauma can often leave an a lasting physical effect.
Everyone reacts differently to trauma resulting in a unique combination of ailments , pains and dysfunctions that can be treated with CST.
IBS and digestive problems
Menstrual and menopausal problems
Neuralgia ( including trigeminal)
Jaw (Tempomandibular joint problems)
Reduced mobility “stiff joints”
CST helps clear the way for the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms to be more effective and visible through health and vitality.
Babies and Children
Babies and Young Children often respond quickly to treatment and consequently their sessions are of shorter duration. Some of the conditions that have been helped by CST include :
During your first visit you will be asked questions about your general health and medical history as well as your lifestyle. Where possible a consultation form may be posted to you in advance. This approach allows plenty of time to discuss symptoms and concerns plus allows time to treat the whole person.
Then client is fully clothed during the treatment, usually lying on a massage couch.