CranioSacral Therapy evolved from the work of Osteopathic physician, Dr. William Sutherland in the early 1900's. Like Ortho-Bionomy®, CST is a gentle, non-force method which works with the nervous system to help the body restore wholeness and optimal well-being. In this modality, the primary focus is on the spine and cranium, the dural tube surrounding the spinal cord and dura surrounding the brain, and the cerebrospinal fluid which can be subtly felt anywhere in the body.
When there is tension or restriction anywhere along the dural membrane, this can put a drag on other areas, inhibiting the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and nerve impulses to all parts of the body. The practitioner uses gentle, specific contact, finely tuned perception, and a calm, witnessing presence to hold the space for transformation and support the body's inherent capacity to heal from within.