Greg Turpin DC, CNT, ART and Tammy Fontaine LMT, NCBTMB, CYT are trained by The Upledger Institute. Dr. Turpin has also assisted teaching CranioSacral I.
"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 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 may be effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Autism (Research is underway.)
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders (RSD)
SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma."
Taken from Upledger Institute Website www.upledger,com
1. Intake is discussed to determine the intention of the session.
2. The client lays supine (face up) on the table.
3. The practitioner performs a series of holds .
4. Post session feedback is offered/discussed at the client's discretion.