Cranio-sacral Therapy is a style of massage that utilizes gentle manipulation of the skull and tissues to relieve pain and tension and relax the central nervous system. Relaxing this system helps release toxins and allows the body’s natural rhythms and healing mechanisms to kick in.
Osteopathic physician John E. Upledger pioneered and developed cranio-sacral therapy following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
The technique requires 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.
Who offers these modalities at Pura Vida? DeVere Gamle