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The History of Craniosacral Therapy

What is CST ?​​

Craniosacral Therapy, (CST) works gently and profoundly with the person as a whole. It as a nurturing and calming effect to healthcare and its unique in its ability to work with the source of the symptom on each level whether it be physical, mental or emotional. Craniosacral therapy originated from intrinsic movements of the bones of the cranium around the turn of the century. Further research as revealed now different rhythmic tidal motions through the body and these movements can be measured with delicate scientific instruments today.  These movements are a direct expression of health within the body and can be felt by a skilled Craniosacral therapist. As research continued it is now apparent that these movements are inextricably linked with not only physical health but also mental and emotional health. 

How does CST work ?

Craniosacral Therapy works with the underlying causes as well as the specific symptoms. Its gentle approaches is used to assist the body’s own potential to heal and release any restricted patterns held within the body's tissues. Craniosacral Therapy is truly a complementary treatment has it recognises the mental, emotional and physical levels in the human body, all forming an integrated whole. The light touch of Craniosacral Therapy ‘listens’ to you! Then your body responds by beginning to listen to itself. Craniosacral therapy’s gentle approach can help with a wide range of conditions and situations due to its natural way of helping the body to rest and recover and support the body’s own natural ability to balance, restore and heal itself. 

Dr Andrew Still MD, DO was the founder of Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine. He was a physician and surgeon from the eighteen hundreds.

Dr William Sutherland graduated from The American College of Osteopathy in early 1900 with honors. He was the first person to claim to feel a rhythmic shape change in the bones of the cranium.

In 1968 John attended a course at The Cranial Academy. During his life he devised Craniosacral  Therapy and is the founder and president of Uplegder Institute International.