CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 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 20p piece, 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.
Fiona Gilbraith is available on a Monday and Wednesday in the clinic. She offers a free half hour consultation before starting treatment for both parties to assess whether treatment is appropriate.
In addition we are able to offer CST sessions with a student practitioner who is currently undertaking qualification with the Upledger Institute UK.
These sessions are a good way of introducing yourself to CST if you are curious about having treatment as they are not only safe, relaxing and fun; but they are also available at a much reduced rate.
Have a look at our student treatment page for further details.