What are CranioSacral & SomatoEmotional Release Benefits?

CranioSacral Therapy ® (CST) was first founded, and developed as “Cranial Osteopathy,” by William Garner Sutherland, DO, in the early 1900s.  At first his teaching was only available to Medical, Osteopathic and Chiropractic physicians.  But later, in 1970s and 1980s this manual therapeutic approach was further developed for non-physican heath care practitioners, by the late Dr. John E. Upledger, DO, OMM; (1932 – 2012). As a result, the approach was rebranded as “CranioSacral Therapy,” (CST) it’s adjunct is “SomatoEmotional Release,” (SER).  Training and certification courses are available internationally to any licensed heath practitioner, including massage therapist through the Upledger Institute International, (UII); For more information, clinical case studies and a list of courses can be found at:

Upledger Institute International, Inc.
11211 Prosperity Farms Rd., Suite D-325
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
P: 561-622-4334
P: 800-233-5880 (toll free)
F: 561-622-4771
Email: upledger@upledger.com 

Web: upledger.com


One of the CST/ SER benefits becomes obvious  according to most theories, case studies and clinical practices is how CST supports multitude levels of the body and mind systems. A quick overall review of the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy; (CST) and SomatoEmotional Release; (SER) a therapeutic adjunct to CST System, “anatomically and physiologically” can be subdivided into Musculoskeletal, Respiratory and Circulatory, Digestive and Nervous System.

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory
  • Circulatory
  • Digestive
  • Central Nervous System

 frequently used to treat stress, pain, migraines, headache pain, physical and emotional traumatic injury, chronic conditions, post concussion syndromes.

CST has also been shown to help resolve TMJ-D, Post Concession, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, (PTSD), Emotional Anxiety, Depression, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Pediatric Birth Conditions, and many other condition. Self Referral is accepted. For medical necessity, you will need your doctor prescription for Medical Massage and CranioSacral Therapy. –Call to book an Appointment; In Dallas county. Call and leave a voice message 214 232-5278. Payable by Cash and Check.  Book 2 session

To book your appointment, you will be charged a $25 fee upfront. Which will then be applied to the remaining amount at the end of your therapeutic session.  Your $25 fee is non refundable, in the event you do not cancel your appointment one day before your session, and if you do not show for your appointment on the day of your session. your $25 fee you is charged and will be carried forward to the reminding amount

I do not work with medical insurance companies, nor do I work with personal accidents and injury attorneys. I do how ever, provide receipts with procedure codes, so you can submit to your medical savings and flexible spending accounts for reimbursements.


CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was developed by Dr. John Upledger’s D.O., O.M.M., which is based upon crania-osteopathy founded by William Garner Sutherland, D.O. in the early 1900s. Dr. John Upledger’s compassion for helping people, he developed a non-physican approach to Dr. Sutherland’s crainal-ostepathy work. He wanted to get these skills in as many hands as possible, and opened CST to all health care providers internationally.

For seven years Dr. Upledger, (who was also an osteopathic physician), led a team of anatomists, physiologists, biophysicists and bioengineers at Michigan State University Medical School in research and in clinical trails, testing the effectiveness of his “10 step Protocol.” Dr John Upledger, DO, OMM confirmed Sutherland’s theories and applications and refined our understanding of the processes behind them, of the “craniosacral system.” Which includes many new ways to address the craniosacral system therapeutically.

Dr. John Upledger, DO, OMM, is credited for branding  “CranioSacral Therapy.” Today it is taught and practiced throughout the world, by trained healthcare professionals, ranging from doctors, physical therapist, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, and licensed massage therapist. This work is also uniquely designed to help family members to learn craniosacral therapy, to practice on their own children and loved ones.

What to expect: 

A CST clients lays face up on the massage table, fully clothed, or for integrative medical massage work is undressed and covered by a sheets and a blanket for warmth and modesty. The session, begins by melding, mentally moving my awareness through my hands into my client’s body. I intentionally engage the body’s core inner wisdom, in a  verbally and nonverbally conversation, imaging and feeling through my heart.

Through a series of gentle hands-on listening; (using only about 5 grams of pressure, the weight of a nickel), I work to locate and resolve soft tissue restriction, energy cysts, movement and energy flow issues along the craniosacral system dura membrane, and the whole body. Throughout the session I am monitoring and balancing the pulse of the body’s craniosacral system. Thereby assisting the body’s core inner healing wisdom, to do its’ thing to improve both functionality and vitality.

For more information about The Upledger Institute and read the article on “The Body’s Self-Correcting Mechanism.”

Advanced Medical Massage & Craniosacral Therapy by Claude Barrett, LMT, CST © 2020 All Rights Reserved; Founder of Quantum InnerQi Healing.™

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