CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on treatment that restores mobility of the nervous system and associated tissues and bones.
It was initially developed as Cranial Osteopathy in the early 20th century by American osteopath Dr. William Sutherland, who detected a gentle rhythmic movement of the bones of the cranium and the central nervous system. In the mid-1970s, Dr. John Upledger further developed the technique and introduced CranioSacral Therapy to a wider public. The craniosacral system encompasses the bones of the cranium, the central nervous system, the cerebrospinal fluid, the dural membranes and the sacrum.
The subtle adjustments of CranioSacral Therapy remove restrictions or obstacles caused by stress, illness or injury, make it possible for the system to rest, rejuvenate and heal. By correcting imbalance or dysfunction in this vital system, CranioSacral Therapy can be highly effective in treating both acute and chronic pain and illness, stress-related problems, sensory and motor disorders and neurological conditions. The treatment is safe, non-invasive and deeply relaxing.
The practitioner performs subtle adjustments while the patient is fully clothed and lying comfortably on a massage table. This treatment is so gentle that it is suitable for babies, children, the elderly, as well as many patients in fragile or acutely painful conditions.