Cranial Sacral Therapy was developed by Dr. John Upledger, osteopathic physician and surgeon, at Michigan State University. Dr. Upledger led a team of 27 scientists in a research project to examine and evaluate the Cranial Sacral system. This research and intense clinical application enabled Dr. Upledger to develop Cranial- Sacral Therapy.
Cranial-Sacral Therapy ( CST ) is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating, treating and enhancing the function of the body core system know as the Cranial-Sacral system. The CS system is made up of membranes, fascia and a cerebrospinal fluid sac surrounding, nourishing, and protecting the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth which makes up the cranium, down to the tailbone.
Since the CS system influences the development and function of the brain and spinal cord, any imbalances or dysfunctions could cause sensory and/or motor neurological disabilities. These issues may include chronic pain, eye problems, scoliosis, motor or coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system. Cranial-Sacral therapy encourages the body`s own natural healing mechanisms to improve the function of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, enhance health and build resistance to disease.