Cranio Sacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral Therapy, and how it works?

CranioSacral Therapy is subtle in its approach yet powerful in its effectiveness.

D.A., Key West

The root of CranioSacral Therapy is in the traditional branches of medicine like osteopathy and was developed by Dr. John Upledger from the Upledger Institute in Florida.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non invasive hands-on method of enhancing the functioning of every system in the body, as well as facilitating the harmonious coordination of body, mind and soul.
At the centre of the system stays the CranioSacral System, which is a coherent physiological system that is concerned with the production,and re absorption of cerebrospinal fluid ( that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord).
The cerebrospinal fluid is secreted by the brain and provides a fluid environment for the brain and the nervous system. This fluid has a very subtle rhythmical motion (beating in a range of 6-12 cycles per minute).
CranioSacral Rhythm is so stable that variations outside of this range are used by the CranioSacral Therapist as indications of pathology.
By restricting the range of motion and the amplitude of the CranioSacral Rhythm the whole body is affected.

The CranioSacral System is intimately related to, influences, and it is influenced by the Nervous System, Musculoskeletalry System, Endocrine System, Lymphatic System, Vascular System, the Respiratory System, and the Immune System.

The corrective actions are non-intrusive and indirect methods, which encourage our own natural healing mechanism to dissipate the negative effects of stress on our Central Nervous System.

The treatment is beneficial for both adults and children and even for newborns (specially if they had a difficult delivery).

CranioSacral Therapy done to a newborn in the delivery room or within the first days of life could potentially reduce a wide variety of difficulties which cannot be discovered until the child is in school.

How is CranioSacral Therapy Performed?

A CranioSacral Therapy session consists of the client being lying supine comfortably (fully clothed) on a massage table facing up.

What follows is a set of multiple very gentle palpations weighting no more than 5 grams (the weight of a penny) in various points on the body , in order to identify and correct the problems. The whole session takes usually 1 hour and is a very gentle and relaxing experience.

Why you should need CranioSacral Therapy?

Think of the human body as a telephone cord that gets tangled up and needs unwinding. Or a computer that stalls, and  requires a restart.

What CranioSacral Therapy treats?

Among the medical conditions for which CranioSacral Therapy has shown to be effective are:

  • Acute and localize infections, fever
  • Acute sprains and strains
  • Chronic neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines
  • Dysfunction of viscera
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord
  • Emotional disorders (anxiety, depression)
  • Scoliosis, sciatica
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunctios
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dental trauma, facial trauma (orthodontic braces)
  • Visual disturbances (strabismus)
  • Auditory problems
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction( TMJ )
  • Learning and Personality disorders (autism)
  • Orthopaedic problems
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorder
  • During pregnancy, during labour for mother and after birth for both mother and baby
  • Infantile Disorder

For babies and children: The benefit of early intervantion

In certain instances, the birth process can generate mild to severe nervous system abnormalities. Cranio Sacral Therapy carried out with in the first few days of life can reduce a wide range of health challenges...

Childhood Conditions that can be solved with Cranio are:

  • Difficult Birth, Colics, Vomiting, Sleeping  Difficulties,
  • Sucking Difficulties, abnormal head shape, skull-bone override
  • Abnormal muscle tone
  • Seizures
  • A.D.D. , A.D.H.D.,
  • Learning Disabilities, Dislexia
  • Speech Disorder
  • Hearing problems,  Ear Infections, Chronic Othitis, Torticollis,
  • Motor Problems, Abnormal Fears, Autism, Down's Syndrome, A.D.H.D.,
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP),
  • Abnormal Anger
  • Strabismus
  • Maintanace of good health


I have found the most dramatic results using Cranio Sacral Therapy in children with learning disabilities, such as reading and math

F. Sthalman


How can a mother thank someone for making something that was medically impossible possible? The impact of having a son who is crippled is so painful, it is beyond words. Now as I see all of that reversed with Cranio Sacral Therapy, my heart is so greateful. Joe's body. legs, arms and fingers are all working now. Thank you for the ray of hope that unlocked all the closed doors.

M. Polk