If you have never had craniosacral therapy, I definitely encourage you to experience a session.  My name is Lynn Wilder and I’ve been a craniosacral therapist for as long as I’ve been a massage therapist.  I was drawn to craniosacral therapy (CST) because of the amazing long term results that clients would have from their treatments.

CST was discovered and developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, following extensive scientific research from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University where Dr. Upledger served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a bodywork modality that is done fully clothed and is executed by using a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  CST is so gentle the soft touch is generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel! Through the well listening hands of a CST practitioner, they are able to release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

CST is complementary to the body’s natural healing ability.  It is increasingly used as a preventative measure because of its ability to support resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.  

Just a few are:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • 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

SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma.  If you have a few extra minutes today, take the time to watch this 30 minute video. www.upledger.org/touch. It’s a short documentary about Dr. Upledger and CST.

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