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Cranial Sacral Therapy

What is Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranio Sacral Therapy is a whole-body hands-on application of gentle palpation and protocols. The approach with the techniques is to relieve or “release restrictions which impair nervous system functioning. Its origins are from Cranial Osteopathic technique. Many healthcare providers who integrate these techniques in their approach to patient wellness utilize craniosacral therapy.

Cranio sacral techniques are utilized in the inpatient hospital environment. Session outcomes relieve pain, stress and nausea. Therapists partner with patient, physician and nursing professionals. Patient self-care techniques are described to support postural comfort and stress reduction.

Origins of Cranial Sacral Therapy

Dr. John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician, developed Cranio-sacral Therapy (CST). From 1975 to 1983, Dr. Upledger was a professor of biomechanics at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. At this time he led a team of anatomists, physiologists, biophysicists and bioengineers that performed and published the clinical research, which formed the basis for the modality that he named Cranio-sacral Therapy.

CST Assists Patients for Self Correction and Relief From:

Tempro madibular joint dysfunction, jaw tension and bruxing, trauma, oncology/chemotherapy, and the lingering effects of long term Covid virus.

Craniosacral therapy is practiced in oncology, cardiac, labor and delivery and pediatric units.  It is a nurturing and gentle therapy for elderly patients, fragile patients and post concussion.

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