FAQs on CranioSacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on method of enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities.

What is the CranioSacral System?

The CranioSacral System is comprised of the membrane layers and fluid that surround, protect, nourish, and cleanse the brain and spinal cord. It is interconnected with the entire body.

How does CranioSacral Therapy work?

CranioSacral Therapy works by finding areas in the body that are not moving well and then using gentle techniques to help the body increase balanced motion. In Dr. Upledger’s words “motion is health and stasis is disease”.

Who does CranioSacral Therapy?

Practitioners of CranioSacral Therapy are found throughout the healthcare community, such as: occupational therapists, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractic physicians, osteopathic physicians, medical doctors, dentists, nurses, acupuncturists, homeopathic and naturopathic physicians.

Can Adults and Teens benefit from CranioSacral Therapy?

Yes, there are few contraindications to the use of CranioSacral Therapy therefore it can be used in a broad spectrum of conditions such as:
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Eye and Vision Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Immune Disorders
  • Lumbosacral Dysfunction
  • Maintaining Health
  • Memory Difficulties
  • Migraine
  • Motor Coordination Impairments
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Neurovascular Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Poor Posture
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinus Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stress Related Issues
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
  • Tinnitus
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertigo

Can children benefit from CST?

Yes, some of the conditions that CranioSacral Therapy can help are:
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Birth Trauma
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Colic
  • Developmental Delays
  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Difficulty Nursing
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Ear Infections
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Eye and Vision Problems
  • Headaches
  • Hearing Problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Issues
  • Sinus Problems
  • Spasticity
  • Speech Issues
  • Strabismus
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Impact
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Immune Disorders
  • Microcephaly
  • Neurological Issues
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Poor Motor Execution
  • Poor Motor Planning
  • Reflux