Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre - Sports Injury - Post Surgical Therapy - Selkirk Manitoba


Craniosacral Therapy - Steelcity Physiotherapy Wellness Centre

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands on approach that releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and to improve whole body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopath Physician, John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams (about the weight of a nickel) practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventative health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and its effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. The central nervous system is heavily influenced by the Cranio-Sacral system: the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately these changes often cause tissues to tighten and distort the Cranio-Sacral system. These distortions can then cause tensin to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.

Craniosacral Therapy - Steelcity Physiotherapy Wellness Centre

Fortunately such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test the ease of motions and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the Cranio-Sacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CST is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

Conditions the Cranio-Sacral Therapy can address:

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain injury

  • Migraines and headaches

  • Chronic neck and back

  • Stress and tension related disorders

  • Motor-Coordination impairments

  • Brain and spinal cord injuries

  • Chronic fatigue

  • TMJ symptoms

  • Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders

  • Scoliosis

  • Centreal nervous system disorders

  • Orthopedic problems

  • Post surgical dysfunction


Celeste Basson - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCraniosacral Therapy is provided by one of physiotherapists Celeste Basson.