Upledger CranioSacral Therapy



I have been a practitioner of CST since 2004. Upledger CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands on approach that can have profound effects on the body. It helps to release tensions held deeply within, to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improve health and performance. 
It was developed in 1970 by Dr. John Upledger, an Osteopathic Physician who witnessed a rhythmic movement in the spinal cord during surgery on a patient's cervical vertebrae (neck). He explored the influence of therapy on the CranioSacral System (CSS) and realised that the Central Nervous System (CNS) has a major influence over your health and well being, and the CSS (bones, fluids and soft tissue surrounding your Brain and Spinal Cord) impacts this directly.
Everyday stresses and strains cause tension in our tissues which, along with emotional trauma and physical injuries, can cause restrictions. These radiate out to the CSS and can compromise the function of the CNS which can then affect other systems in your body.
The light touch approach to CST can release these tensions to allow the whole body to relax and self-correct. By freeing the CNS, CST may reduce pain and stress, and enhance your health and well being. Because it is so gentle, CST is suitable for all ages, from newborns to elders.
Since CST is not prescriptive in its approach, we always work by listening to, and following what it feels that your body needs to do, whatever condition you are experiencing.