The Origins of Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a holistic approach to healing developed from the work of Dr William Sutherland. The therapy supports the body’s own healing ability and changes can occur in body, mind and spirit.

The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord expresses a rhythmic motion like the ebb and flow of a tide

Other body structures such as organs and bones have their own particular, subtle patterns of movement as they breathe.

Sutherland carried out experiments on his own body and noticed that accidents, falls or operations caused restrictions in his body that inhibited the expression of this rhythm or movement, leading to a lack of vitality, discomfort or disease.

In working with his clients Sutherland found that by using the lightest of touches and intelligent listening, areas of restriction in the body and psyche would ease and release.

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