The forerunner of CST, cranial osteopathy, was originated around 1900 by Dr William Garner Sutherland, an American osteopathic physician. Prior to his research it was believed that the cranium was a solid immovable mass, Sutherland however reported that the skull is actually made up of 22 separate and movable bones that are connected by layers of tissue. He discovered intrinsic movements of these bones in the cranium and furthermore, he recognised that this motion of cranial bones is just one element in a system of subtle rhythms that involves the whole body.

He identified the particular importance of the rhythmic motion of tissues and fluids at the core of the body – including the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes and cushions the spinal cord and the membranes that surround and partition the central nervous system.

Dr. John Upledger, an osteopathic physician, and others at the Department of Biomechanics at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine learned of Sutherland’s work and developed it further. He researched the many clinical observations of various osteopathic physicians and the results provided the basis for Upledger’s work that he named Craniosacral Therapy.

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