Complementary Healer

CranioSacral Therapy

CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John Upledger.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

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. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

These problems may include:

Musculo-Skeletal

  • Chronic Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Head Injuries
  • Accidents
  • Post-surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
    • Mind and Emotions

      • Anxiety
      • Stress
      • Depression
      • Irritability
      • Attention Deficit Disorder
      • Post-Traumatic Stress

      Illnesses and Other Conditions

      • Headaches
      • Migraines
      • Shock
      • Ear Infections
      • Chronic Sinusitis
      • Squints
      • TMJ (jaw) problems
      • Brain and Spinal Cord Dysfunction
      • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      Craniosacral therapy is client-led, that is, CST encourages your body to tell its own story rather than meeting presenting symptoms with a pre-ordained treatment regimen. Since it is your body (rather than your mind) that sets the priorities for healing, you may find that the condition for which you came for treatment is not what improves first. Therefore, it may be necessary to consider having a series of treatments to gain the full benefit of CST and its cumulative effects.