Karen Iverson

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Cranio-Sacral Therapy

 


Cranial sacral therapists use gentle movements applied to the skull and vertebrae to balance the circulation of the liquid that surrounds the brain. Because the whole body expands and contracts with the rhythm created by the cranial pulse -- the pumping of this fluid -- the cranial sacral system affects the entire body. 

Cranio-Sacral therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician , John Upledger, following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the cranio-sacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.


Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the cranio-
sacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous 
system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches                                        

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Colic

  • Autism

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Traumatic Brain and 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

Working on the cranial sacral system brings the body into balance, releasing accumulated stress to create a general sense of well-being. It also can help with headaches, neck and jaw pain, and problems with the pelvis and the diaphragm.

 


Amazing! Everyone needs to experience Cranio-Sacral therapy in their life. This has been the best experience and results I have ever had.

Thank you, Karen!

Jaime S.

  

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