A Detailed Look at CranioSacral Therapy


CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician, John E. 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 light touch, whole body, hand-on treatment technique used for evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord.

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

By freeing the central nervous system to perform at it's best, CST, naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease and enhances your health and well-being.

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By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST, is increasingly used as a preventative measure for it's 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
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Alzherimer'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
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Due to it's gentleness, CST has proven effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.

What you experience during a CST session is very individual. Some people say they feel deeply relaxed, while others describe feeling gentle, unwinding sensations as the body releases tension. You may even recall circumstances surrounding a past trauma or injury that caused your body stress. While it doesn't occur in every session, this aspect of the process - called SomatoEmotional Release (SER) and is perfectly normal and helps the body reverse dysfunction and restore optimal levels of mobility.

A CST session lasts form 45 minutes to an hour and takes place in a quiet, private setting. The client is fully clothed while relaxing on a comfortable treatment table.

Each person's individual response to CST is unique, the number of sessions needed to resolve any particular condition varies widely. While one session may give you the relief you need, your situation may require more CST sessions before it's completely alleviated. You may leave is such a relaxed state that you feel like taking a nap. Or you may leave full of boundless energy. You may feel a decrease in pain or an increase in function immediately after the session, or the effects may develop gradually over the next few days.

Since CST helps the body resume it's natural healing processes, it's common for your improvements to continue weeks after the session. You may also experience a reorganization phase as your body releases previously held patterns and adapts to a new state of wellness.



Energetic Healing and Vibrational Alignment intergrate the complementary therapies of CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, essential oils and Jaye’s Self-Care kits. With a gentle, light touch Jaye consciously facilitates the alignment of the subtle, energetic frequencies, which may be misaligned throughout the body due to mental, emotional and physical stresses. Jaye’s skilled therapeutic modalities work with the five planes of the body; energetic, emotional, mental, spiritual and physical to bring balance to your soul’s unique vibrational signature for enriched wellbeing. These modalities can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders in a in-person session or a long-distance session.

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