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The Story behind Craniosacral Therapy & Massage

Craniosacral therapy, also known as cranial sacral therapy, has its roots in osteopathy and was developed by Dr. William Sutherland in the early 20th century. Sutherland’s observations led him to propose that the bones of the skull were not fused rigidly but had subtle, rhythmic movements.

Sutherland’s student, Dr. John Upledger, further developed craniosacral therapy in the 1970s. Upledger’s work expanded the understanding of the craniosacral system, which includes the cerebrospinal fluid, membranes, and bones surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Craniosacral therapy is based on the idea that a gentle, hands-on approach can detect and correct imbalances or restrictions in the craniosacral system, promoting the body’s self-healing abilities. Over time, this therapy has gained recognition as a holistic approach to addressing a variety of conditions, from chronic pain to stress-related disorders.

At the International Massage Associations World Championship in Massage, Craniosacral therapy is not a category, but it is very often done and given within especially the categories of Facial Massage, Wellness Massage and Freestyle Massage (Western Inspired)

Craniosacral therapy is often given in the Facial Massage Category

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