Originated by William Sutherland and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger, CranioSacral therapy involves the stimulation and adjustment of the body’s CranioSacral system: namely, the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The CranioSacral system extends from the skull (cranium) to the tailbone (sacrum). As cerebrospinal fluid moves through this circuit, it creates expansion and contraction of the system, also known as “inhalation” and “exhalation.”
Day-to-day stress, poor posture, and other factors can create restrictions in the CranioSacral system, leading to pain, headaches, and muscle tension. CranioSacral therapy focuses on stimulating the cranial sutures, diaphragms and fascia (connective tissue) in and around the cranium and spine to release these obstructions and restore an unrestricted flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
CranioSacral therapy is effective for the treatment of stress, neck and back pain, migraines, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and other tension-related conditions. You can read more about the specific applications of CST on the Press page.
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