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This is a place where massage therapists and bodyworkers can share their various perspectives on Craniosacral massage, theory, research and practices.

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Comment by Michele Holmes on April 8, 2011 at 8:46am
Hi Kelly, Yes you are right Dr. Upledger did study Dr. Sutherland and several other physicians & chiropractors who were working with cranial manipulation.  I only meant that the Upledger protocol doesn't emcompass ALL of Dr, Sutherlands theories or practices.  There so many different ways into the central nervous system and all of them are vital because different clients respond to different approaches.
Comment by christine renee obrien on April 7, 2011 at 9:40pm
does anybody know about the new mexico school of natural therapeutics with don cornwell.and  cranial-sacral?
Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on April 7, 2011 at 9:10pm
I agree Michelle but in the UpLedger CST1 I was in the instructor did approach Dr. william Sutherland and how he as an osteopathe discovered that the cranial bones do move.  Dr. John studied Dr. Sutherland's writings and research and that is how he developed the CST protocol.
Comment by Char Huber on April 7, 2011 at 8:56pm

I agree with you Michele. I have been blessed to receive training in biomechanical (early Sutherland), biodynamic (later Sutherland) and visionary approaches. Each quite unique and profound.

Christine,  may I suggest you look into each approach & try to receive sessions before you spend too much time or money going a direction that isn't a good fit for you.

Comment by Michele Holmes on April 7, 2011 at 4:33pm
Keep in mind that while the Upledger Institute has a fabulous program and is considered an industry leader, there are other teachers and philosophies pertaining to Craniosacral that also are worth learning and studying.  Dr. Upledger has been the biggest force behind popularizing Cranio but it was Dr William Sutherland who developed the work and some of his techniques and theories are not taught in the Upledger programs.
Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on April 7, 2011 at 7:30am

The best place to gain the correct informational training knowledge is through the developer of said training you wish.  Visit click on CEUs and search CST1 for times, price location in your area to beging the CST training.

Great Luck to you, CST is truly an awesome modality especially when integrated with other techniques like MFR, reflexology and aroma therapy.

Comment by christine renee obrien on April 6, 2011 at 10:31pm
I live in new mexico and was wondering which school is the best to take craniosacral?
Comment by Jeanne Riley on April 6, 2011 at 8:22pm
Hi Kathy,  Part of what led me on my journey into bodywork was my experience with my own son.  He was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder at 4.6 after years of struggling with the disorder undiagnosed.  At the time I was told that therapy would help him but this was something that could not be cured and at best he would learn to deal with it as his neurological system matured.  Fortunately we found our way to a wonderful OT who was trained in CST.  She completed 3 CST sessions with him.  Following the third session he had his first of 3 grand mall seisures.  I could see the difference in him after the first seisure.  He was finally out of pain for the first time in his life.  He also had a traumatic delivery and I believe in hindsight that his occipital bone was likely wedged onto his spine. Once free I believe the seisures were the happy result of everything readjusting to being free to flow.  By the age of 6.5 he was in fact cured and happy and wonderful.  He is 14 now and has not had any further problems.  Kathy, if you would like to talk further to understand more about what Sensory Processing Disorder is, and looks like, let's connect as friends and we can talk further.  Also, a wonderful book you can read on the topic of sensory processing disorders (previously referred also to Sensory Integration Disorder) is "The Out of Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz.  Good luck Kathy.
Comment by sandy macdonald on April 6, 2011 at 5:38pm

Hi, I live in Michigan and have searching for some training in Craniosacral massage. If anyone has any information for a school in my state I would appreciate it, Thank you


Comment by Char Huber on April 5, 2011 at 5:04pm


I have treated several young clients with these issues - all with good results. Treatment plans varied according to how their system was to begin with and how it responded to care. Typically a second visit  with me is within 10-14 days with subsequent visits set according to how their system did in that time frame. Setbacks occurred with increased stress to their system, but not with a full loss of progress. Most ended care completely once they stabilized, which greatly varied, with some continuing on an as need basis (ideal). 

May it go well.



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