CranioSacral Therapy (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.
CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
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, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
Testimonial for CranioSacral Therapy
Here is a testimonial from one CranioSacral therapy client with Stage 3 Colon Cancer.
“Helps me feel peaceful, gives me a sense of balance, an opening of my heart and clarity of thinking. The CST very gentle but extremely powerful has assisted in rapid break down and draining of my tumor.”
You can read more about this holistic approach in my blog here as interviewed by the Big Island News.
** I am not yet certified, still need to take the tests. I have completed Levels one & two. If you would like to try it, I begin with prechecks. Things like the posture check, is your breathing full and deep? How’s your balance? How’s your able to focus and listen? I use muscle monitoring so you & me can tell that change has happened. Otherwise it is hard to believe that such a light touch could benefit you in ways unimaginable!