Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
Practitioners gently release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. This allows the system to return to its proper function. It is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction as well as preventative.
Who May Benefit
A variety of conditions can be served, including neck and back pain, central nervous system disorders, orthopedic problems, concussions and traumatic brain injuries, migraines, Meniere’s disease, vertigo, scoliosis, infant cranial malformation, Alzheimer’s and dementia, chronic fatigue and stress related problems and more.
What Can People Hope to See
People who receive manual therapy services should expect to see a reduction or removal of symptoms and issues. We have seen improvements in the areas of chronic pain, long-term musculoskeletal issues (back, shoulder, neck), and cranial dysfunction in children. Additionally, TMJ has helped correct mental function and clarity, increased body confidence and awareness, and improved ability to process emotional data. Overall, clients report satisfaction and enhanced well-being.