The What, Where, and Why of CranioSacral Therapy

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CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, yet profound, hands-on treatment that helps to release tension in the nervous system. This absence of tension helps to relieve pain, reduce stress, and improve whole-body function. Cranial osteopathy originated in 1898 by Dr. William Sutherland, DO. In 1975, Dr. John Upledger, DO expanded on Sutherland’s work and introduced CranioSacral Therapy and defined it as a treatment that “works with natural and unique rhythms of our different body systems to pinpoint and correct source problems.” CST uses a very soft touch to release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and the spinal cord. Surrounding the structures of the central nervous system are three layers of membranous connective tissue (known as the meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), both of which act to protect and nourish the brain. As fascial restrictions arise in the meninges, ...Read More