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CranioSacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

How does CranioSacral Therapy work?

The body is a symphony of motion. On every level, our greatest promise for health is achieved when our body parts, from cellular to gross, are free to move in harmony with one another.

-Dr. John Upledger

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a hands on, whole-body treatment technique, that was developed by Dr. John Upledger. CST evaluates and enhances the functioning of the craniosacral system, which is comprised of the soft tissues and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal chord. CST uses a light touch, typically 5 grams of pressure, to release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system and improve overall health and well-being.

CranioSacral  therapy focuses on connecting with the client. This light touch approach aims to release deeply held tensions in the body, which can lead to significant relief of pain and dysfunction. By helping a client’s body relax and let go of stress patterns, CST enhances the body's natural ability to self-correct, improving whole-body health and performance.

A CranioSacral session typically lasts between 45 minutes and an hour.


Gentle touch is used on a client's head and body to monitor the rhythm of the CranioSacral fluid that flows around a client's central nervous system. A therapists hands are used to gently listen to this system, and areas of weak fluid flow or tissue movement can be identified and traced to the areas that need assistance.  Gentle manual techniques are then used to help release tension as needed and to improve the flow of craniosacral fluid, and to generally improve the form and function of the central nervous system.

What a client experiences during a session is incredibly individual. However, the goal of CST is to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, by enhancing the bodies natural capacity heal. 

Who can benefit from CranioSacral Therpay?

Adults with:

  • Anxiety

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury 

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Connective Tissue Disorders

  • Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Orthopedic problems

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Scoliosis

  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Children with:


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Chronic Ear Infection

  • Colic and Reflux/Digestive Disorders

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury 

  • Down syndrome

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Lactation Difficulties

  • Learning Differences

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

  • Scoliosis

  • Seizures

  • Sensory Processing Difficulties

  • Speech difficulties

  • Tongue and Lip Ties

  • Torticollis

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