Cranio Sacral Therapy began in 19th century when Andrew Taylor Still created a homeopathic way to help bodies achieve balance called osteopathic medicine. His goal was to help bodies fight infection more effectively and in a natural way. Over time Still gained support due to the great success of his treatments and caught the attention of a man named William G. Sutherland. Sutherland not only embraced osteopathic medicine, but expanded Still’s studies. They continued to study this practice with no major advancements until the late 1960s, when John E. Upledger started to study Osteopathic Medicine. Upledger developed those techniques into what he called “Cranio Sacral Therapy.” This new system was a powerful but simplified version of osteopathic medicine that was capable of the same results.
Cranio Sacral Therapy is a tender and unobtrusive form of bodywork that focuses on the skull, spinal column, and sacrum bone. The goal is to relieve compression in those specific areas to release stress and pain. Therapists seek to restore the natural position of the bones and relieve chronic injuries. A study done by the Annals of Behavioral Medicine showed that patients who received Cranio Sacral Therapy had better quality sleep and fewer migraines than people who did not and the effects lasted up to 3 weeks after the treatment stopped. If you think you might benefit from a Cranio Sacral treatment, then contact us and set up an appointment with one of our highly trained specialists.