Craniosacral Therapy, also called CST, or cranial osteopathy, is a gentle form of treatment that can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in combination with other methods. The origin of the term craniosacral is a combination of the words cranium, the head, and sacrum, the base of the spine. Craniosacral therapy involves touching the cranium, spine, and sacrum with light pressure.
The origins of Craniosacral Therapy lie in Cranial Osteopathy, developed by American Osteopath, William Garner Sutherland, almost one hundred years ago. Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands-on approach that uses soft touch to palpate over the skull and the spine which can help to calm the nervous system and may be beneficial for various symptoms and conditions.