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 pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 milligrams – about the weight of a nickel - craniosacral practitioners release restrictions held in the Fascia. The Fascia is a tissue sheath that envelopes your nervous system, bones, muscles and organs.
Dr. Gohen explains, "Many craniosacral patients have sought out counseling yet their negative patterns continue to resurface. This therapy helps release patterns that keep you from moving forward by integrating, body, mind and emotions." CST helps to relieve chronic pain, headaches, anxiety, depression plus an array of other complaints.
Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.