Developed by John Upledger, DO, and taught through the Upledger Institute, CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch, full-body technique used to evaluate and treat restrictions originating in the brain, spinal cord, and connective tissue. It is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages the body to heal naturally by removing blocks that create imbalance in bodily functions.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth (the cranium) down to the sacrum at the base of the spine. Because this system influences the function of the nervous system, an imbalance or restriction in the craniosacral system can cause sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities throughout the body. These can include symptoms such as chronic pain, scoliosis, impaired motor-coordination, and learning problems.
CranioSacral Therapy employs a variety of gentle, hands-on techniques to remove restrictions and resolve imbalances in the tissues so that the body can return to a freer and more balanced state of health. Clients are fully clothed for a CranioSacral session. A session lasts one hour.