What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a Gentle Hands-On Holistic Approach 

It is a noninvasive osteopathic application, that dates back to the beginning of Osteopathic Medicine and the Cranial Field. Pioneered by William G. Sutherland D.O., (1873–1954) and further developed by Dr, John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, (1932 – 2012) an osteopathic physician, who exclusively developed it for non-medical, healthcare providers, ranging from physical, occupational, nursing, and massage therapist.  Dr, John E. Upledger, DO, OMM – Photo Credit, and to find a practitioner: www.Upledger.com.

CranioSacral Therapy was development (1975 – 1983), is based upon core osteopathic principles. Dr. Upledger took Dr William Sutherland’s work further by developed techniques, and called “CranioSacral Therapy” (CST).

CST is a powerful yet simplified system of treatment capable of being learned and practiced by anyone of good intention. Its unique feature, “Upledger’s CST 10 step protocol, and later SomatoEmotional Release (SER), “Energy Cyst” “Inner Physician” inner work  does not require extensive medical training to be an effective, CST\ SER practitioner.  Today, because of Dr. John Upledger’s D.O., O.M.M; development, CranioSacral Therapy is practiced internationally, throughout the world.

CST can dynamically help to release the causes of pain, and dysfunction and help enhance your body’s health and well being. It’s frequently used to treat physical trauma, post concussion syndromes, chronic injury and pain, migraines, headache pain, and numerous other medical issues and physiological symptoms.  However, Craniosacral Therapy isn’t limited to the treatment of physical health issues.  CST has been used effectively in the treatment of PTSD, emotional anxiety, depression, ADD, HDD, Autism, Pediatric conditions and several other mental health disorders. 

How Does CranioSacral Therapy Work?  A CST practitioner uses a gentle hands-on approach, “using only about 5 grams of pressure, the weight of a nickel”, to locate and release the craniosacral membrane movement restrictions, and rebalance the cerebrospinal fluidity.  Trauma, physically or emotionally, can ofter have an overwhelming effect on the body. Once the soft-tissue restrictions, and dysfunctions have been located along the dura membrane system of the brain and spinal cord gentle, hands-on treatment, working with your body, positional movements and unlatching techniques. All help the body self correct, calm and rebalance its central nervous system.

In this way, the physical and emotional symptoms, pain and dysfunction begin to abate, which in turn helps the body’s resiliency to stress, trauma, and illness improve. Thereby leading to the body’s overall health and well-being enhanced.

You will, experiences and often feel, a tingling, pulsating and a deep relaxation response to CranioSacral Therapy with an emotional expression, as dysfunctional patterns are released.

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Love and Light – A Blessing Be.

Claude Barrett, LMT, CST  License Number mt004572.


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    ABMPUpledger CST Certified   INHS

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Claude is a Member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)); Medallion Member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP); Certified Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapist and an Graduate in Advanced Clinical and Holistic Applications of Massage Therapy, from the Institute of Natural Healing Science, (INHS). 

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…By Claude Barrett, LMT, CST.

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