CranioSacral Therapy is very gentle manual therapy and involves palpating the rhythm or pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid circulation within the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The focus is to complement the body's healing process by restoring balance and symmetry to the system, allowing better quality, amplitude and rate of flow of the cerebrospinal fluid.
John Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. continued the research of A. T. Still, D. O. in the field of cranial osteopathy. He has contributed his expertise in the development of the body of scientific knowledge with models of how the CranioSacral System operates and its effects and functions within the human body. He developed a method of teaching manual therapy to work on a rather complex system of the body, the CranioSacral System. Dr. Upledger has given his blessings to this work that is now offered all over the world by many different manual therapy disciplines.
CranioSacral Therapy improves the body's ability to relax and enhances greater health. It is great therapy and can be used as a preventive measure to improve your resistance to disease.
It is also used effectively to treat many medical problems, including stress and tension, migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scoliosis, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, pre and post surgery, immune disorder, stress and tension, somatoemotional disorders, childhood disorders, learning disabilities, and many more conditions. When the nervous system heals, it has far reaching effects on coordination and health in many areas of the body.
Trusting What You Feel
"It is one thing to understand intellectually that physiological functions operate, and what may happen if they become disorganized. It is quite another thing, however, to be able to place the hands on a patient and analyze the nature and the extent of the disorganization and know what can be done to restore it to normal, unimpeded, rhythmic physiology. This then is the task before us--to know what has happened and is happening to the tissues in our hands, and then to know what can be done about it and be able to carry it through." Viola Fryman, D.O.