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Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release

Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a light touch therapy designed to assess and facilitate freedom of movement within the Cranio-Sacral system. The Cranio-Sacral system has at its centre the brain, the spinal cord, the membranes covering the Central Nervous System (CNS), the cerebrospinal fluid bathing the CNS, and the bony casings for the CNS the cranium and the spine. The Cranio-Sacral Therapist works to release stress and tension primarily within the Cranio-Sacral system, and from the rest of the body. This can lead specific improvements in the functioning of the CNS and has been used to treat a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

The most people enjoy the gentle techniques of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and find them very soothing and deeply relaxing.

Dr. Upledger who pioneered the development of Cranio-Sacral Therapy, realised the importance of the emotions in creating stress in the body, and thus developed the technique of Somato-Emotional Release (SER). This can be especially helpful when emotional stress and trauma have led to injury and chronic tension patterns.


More information can be found at the following website:

external websiteThe Upledger Institute