Craniosacral therapy was developed by Dr. John Upledger which is based on the earlier work of Dr. William Sutherland, and is an alternative form of non-invasive energy healing using gentle pressure and tuning into subtle rhythms that many have found to be of great benefit in their return to wellness.
How it Works
The craniosacral therapist places their hands on the body, usually at the head and base of the spine to tune into what is termed the craniosacral rhythm using extremely soft touch to release any restrictions found in the system.
Therapists feel that this therapy can be beneficial for stress, neck, attention deficit disorder, back and TMJ pain, and fibromyalgia. It is thought to be beneficial in enhancing the immune function. When the craniosacral work releases the blockage, energy is then free to flow and heal.
If you find it difficult laying supine for a period of time, you may want to reconsider a different healing technique. Summary Craniosacral therapy is very effective at reducing the stress response and pain. It is non invasive and a treatment is usually complete in about an hour and one is usually very relaxed afterwards. It can benefit children, adults, the elderly, and those that are pregnant.
- Your Inner Physician and You: Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release by Dr. John Upledger
- Somatoemotional Release by Dr. John Upledger