CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy helps people recover from traumatic injuries.

An osteopathic physician, Dr. John Upledger, developed CranioSacral Therapy in the 1970s. Nearly 40 years of positive therapeutic experiences reported by thousands of therapists around the world attests to its efficacy. The craniosacral system comprises the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, including the face and mouth, and continues to the sacrum/tailbone area.

CranioSacral Therapy gently restores the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid, making you feel more relaxed. It is safe for all ages—from infants to 100+ years.

Your nervous system has a pulse you can feel, just like you can sense the rhythm of your heart when you touch your wrist. And in the same way clogged arteries can impair your heart function, factors like a fall, auto accident, whiplash and other injuries can cause restrictions in your spinal column, which safely shelters the spinal cord. Your chiropractor or osteopathic physician can release much of this stress; however, damage deeper in the body can benefit from CranioSacral Therapy.

To test for blockages, the therapist uses a very light touch. Once the blocks are released, the body’s inherent hydraulic forces self-correct the misalignments which might have been causing minor or moderate discomfort to severe pain. The movement is so subtle, yet produces dramatic results and profound relaxation.

Trauma–especially head injuries– chronic neck and back pain, migraine headache, stroke, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, difficulties with vision, chronic fatigue, and scoliosis are just some of the conditions which can benefit from this gentle but powerful healing modality.

CranioSacral Therapy calms fussy infants

Emotional difficulties, central nervous system disorders, PTSD, stress and tension also respond to this technique, restoring healthy craniosacral rhythm.

Read about some of the benefits for infants in Greenchild Magazine. CranioSacral can be used as an adjunct therapy to help other conditions such as:

  • migraines and headaches
  • constipation
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia
  • scoliosis
  • sinus infections
  • neck pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • recurrent ear infections or colic in infants
  • TMJ
  • trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash
  • mood disorders like anxiety or depression
  • difficult pregnancies

For more information, visit The Upledger Institute’s website.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy RECOMMENDED READING:

M Castejón-Castejón 1M A Murcia-González 2J L Martínez Gil 3J Todri 4M Suárez Rancel 5O Lena 4R Chillón-Martínez 

“Effectiveness of craniosacral therapy in the treatment of infantile colic.” Randomized Controlled Trial. 2019 Dec;47:102164.

doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.07.023. Epub 2019 Aug 13.

Upledger, DO OMM, John E.  Craniosacral Therapy. What It Is and How It Works.

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