During my training at the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration I received some basic skills in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) including learning the light touch necessary to be effective in using these new techniques. Additionally, included within the Rolfing® Ten Series work, session 7 involves an intensive cranial session which includes many of the inner mouth work techniques developed in the field of CST. In the past few years I have completed the basic and advanced levels of CST at the Upledger Institute. Dr. John Upledger was one of the pioneers of CST and he developed a series of workshops to train aspiring students interested in learning these techniques.
CranioSacral Therapy involves the gentle manipulation of the cranial and spinal cord connective tissue (dura mater) with the goal of increasing the efficiency of this system and consequently allowing the body to unwind deep structural restrictions. This connection to posture and alignment is why Rolfer’s like myself seek out this type of training. I often see in many of my clients with postural issues a DEEP underlying structural challenge that has gone untreated for years. Having the ability to work at the deepest levels of the body allows me to help each of my clients in a much more profound way.
As stated elsewhere in this website I prefer to integrate CST with the Rolfing and VM techniques I have learned over the years. However, I do see quite a few clients for just CST services and have been happy to do so. It all depends on your goals and your unique body and life experiences..