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Human head and brain.Artificial Intellig


Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system - the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics. 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.

Woman enjoying head massage. Acupressure

What conditions does craniosacral therapy treat?


Because craniosacral therapy is so gentle, people of all ages can benefit from it. CST can help relieve:



  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Autism

  • Brain and spinal cord trauma

  • Central nervous system disorders

  • Chronic (long-term) neck and back pain

  • Dyslexia

  • Fascial pain

  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue

  • Learning disabilities

  • Migraines and headaches

  • Motor-coordination impairments

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Scoliosis

  • TMJ disorder

What is a session like?

CST can be performed with the clients fully dressed lying comfortably on a massage table.  A typical CST session takes about an hour. The therapist first feels the cranial sacral rhythm throughout the body to determine where restrictions might be and then, by placing his/her hands gently on different parts of the body and head, the therapist will assist your body in releasing restrictions. Since the practitioner uses such a light touch, your body does not see it as a threat, and your nervous system relaxes. When your central nervous system is in this relaxed state, healing can occur.

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