Craniosacral Therapy Edmonton | Sherwood Park

Craniosacral Therapy Edmonton | Sherwood Park

History of Craniosacral Therapy

In the late 1800s, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still discovered that many illnesses could be treated through careful manipulation of the musculoskeletal system – without the need for dangerous surgery or drugs. This was a major step forward in medical science and lead to the development of Manual Osteopathy. More than a century later – in the mid-1970s – Dr. John Upledger took it one step further and developed Craniosacral Therapy (CST).

Dr. John Upledger derived his ideas from William G. Sutherland. Sutherland began teaching a course at the American School of Osteopathy in the 1940s regarding Osteopathy in the Sacral Field. The course’s popularity and teaching grew. Upledger, a doctor of Osteopathy, later developed the protocol and steps used in CST today.

How Can Craniosacral Therapy Help You?

CST is a manual procedure where therapists, using a very light touch (about the weight of a pencil) manipulate the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum. Each of the 3 areas are vital for the healthy functioning of your nervous system. When the nervous system is out of balance, havoc can ensue. Therapists apply minimal pressure to restore the bones’ natural positions, reducing stress and pain throughout the body. In turn, it helps manage neck pain, back pain, migraines, headaches, depression, and other spinal injuries.

What I Need to Know Before My First Craniosacral Therapy Appointment?

Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle treatment. Appointment times range from 45 minutes to 2 hours. During your first session, your therapist will perform a thorough assessment. From there, they will determine an appropriate course of treatment.

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About Athlete’s Choice Massage
Athlete’s Choice Massage is a modern massage studio. Since opening in 2016, Athlete’s Choice Massage has become an active part of the Edmonton and Sherwood Park community. Our experienced registered massage therapists set the highest standards in massage treatments. With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.