The evolution of craniosacral therapy

During the eighties, the osteopathic physician John E. Upledger pioneered and developed this gentle, hands-on therapy. Using a soft touch, the practitioner release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. He developed manual techniques, to release tensions and to restore the natural position of the bones, for:

  • Cranial and sacral bones (incl. the spine)

  • Sphenoid bones and around the eyes

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

  • Psoas muscles and fascia

But he also developed courses to release emotional issues and traumas with techniques concerning:

  • The brain / The heart / The immune system

  • Craniosacral therapy in warm water

  • Dolphin assisted craniosacral therapy

  • Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD)