CranioSacral Therapy (CST) & SER
A gentle, noninvasive, manual technique is used as an assessment tool plus a corrective and preventative treatment used often with Migraines, TMJ, Sacrum and LB complaints. Often included in all manual treatment sessions.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
• Migraine Headaches
• Chronic Neck and Back Pain
• Motor-Coordination Impairments
• Central Nervous System Disorders
• Orthopedic Problems
• Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
• Chronic Fatigue
• Stress and Tension-Related Problems
• Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
• Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
• Post-Surgical Dysfunction
At WT Wellness, we provide full craniosacral evaluations and treatments often with the assistance of two providers. We have found this technique to eliminate many chronic and acute pain complaints.
SER is Somatic Emotional Release, a gentle technique of biofeedback skills and conscious awareness of body patterns, a natural process of releasing muscular tension and stress.