Origin of Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy derives from osteopathy and has since become an independent bodywork method.

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917) first made osteopathy known in 1874.
His student William Garner Sutherland (1873-1954) developed Craniosacral Osteopathy. He discovered a wave-like pulsation of the craniosacral system that pervades the tissue of the whole body. The cerebrospinal fluid contains the original matrix being the organizing principle for health, the so-called "breath of life". In its potency it is palpable as a tidal movement within the body.
Dr. John Upledger (born 1931) introduced craniosacral therapy to a wider audience in the 1970s.

Dr. Rollin Becker and later Franklyn Sills and Jim Jealous dedicated their work above all to the „breath of life“ and thus contributed significantly to the development of craniosacral biodynamics. This gentle and subtle work is works without manipulation and provides a space in which the basic inherent principle of order can unfold and work.