Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of bodywork that addresses the central nervous system by creating balance and freeing restrictions from the cranium to the sacrum via the Dural Tube.

Craniosacral therapy originated with the field of cranial osteopathy that was developed by osteopathic physician W.G. Sutherland in the early 1900’s. In the 1970’s, osteopathic physician Dr. John Upledger D.O., O.M.N. created the term “craniosacral therapy” and began researching the effects of manipulation of the meningeal membranes of the skull and spine. The manual stretching of the dura mater in a non-invasive manner allows for palpation and grading of the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid. Gently redirecting this movement is often an effective therapeutic intervention. These gentle manual techniques provide relief to persons who are suffering from symptoms that are not relieved by standard therapies, including motor coordination problems, postural deficits, restricted movements, and onset of scoliosis. Imbalances in the cranio-sacral system can be the cause of sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunction. Craniosacral therapy is used to detect and correct these imbalances and can be a means of balancing the central nervous system.

Visionary Craniosacral Work (VCSW) is Hugh Milne's approach to working with the Craniosacral System. It combines analytic, intuitive, and shamanistic approaches to Craniosacral Work in a heart-centered way. Hugh Milne, DO, is a third-generation Scottish osteopath who has studied meditation, shamanism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine prior to developing VCSW.

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