Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) demonstrates the power of touch. It focuses on the cranial (head) and sacral (base of the spine), utilizing the whole spine through the dura mater tube, located in the spinal column area. The aim of craniosacral therapy is to restore the normal pattern of movement in the areas that are affected by pain, injury or limited mobility. Karen Brady applies this method, using gentle touch that is typically no more than the weight of a nickel, to evaluate and enhance the function of the craniosacral system. She pays close attention to the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that encase and protect the spinal cord, via the dura mater tube. With a light touch and gentle pressure, we use CST to complement the body’s natural healing process and improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

Osteopathic physician John E. Upledger realized while operating with another surgeon that there was a cranio rhythm. Dr. Upledger was a clinical researcher and professor of Biomechanics at Michigan State University. where he conducted a series of scientific studies from 1975-1983. The results showed that the methods used in craniosacral therapy can be used as a preventative therapy that helps the body resist disease and can be used to help in a host of medical issues associated with pain and dysfunction.

These include, and are not limited to:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction