Cranial Manipulation (CM) and Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST)

Improving Whole-Body Health and Performance

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician, after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics. In general, craniosacral therapists focus on relaxing the person rather than actually making a clinical change in a specific condition.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy Stop Snoring

The science – and art – of cranial manipulation was pioneered by Dr. William Sutherland, an osteopathic physician.

In contrast to craniosacral therapists, both osteopaths and chiropractors are trained in differential diagnosis, can assess pathology and know when to refer.  They offer primary care diagnosis and treatment and treat clinical conditions with specific clinical applications if cranial manipulative therapy.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.

Cranial Manipulation and CST are increasingly used as a preventive health measure for their ability to bolster resistance to disease, and their effectiveness for a wide range of people whose medical problems include pain and dysfunction, including, but not limited to sleep apnea and snoring.

The list also includes menstrual cramping, low back pain, epilepsy, tics, vertigo, unstable gait, eye problems, migraines, painful jaw movement, tinnitus, hyperactivity, allergies, post-nasal drip, sinus infections, frequent need to adjust one’s glasses, chronic head pressure and trouble breathing through the nose – especially after facial reconstruction or face-lift surgery.