Craniosacral therapy is a procedure developed nearly 30 years ago by Dr. John Upledger. The procedure of cranial osteopathy first originated in the early twentieth century by Dr. William Sutherland. However, Dr. Upledger adapted the practice based on his personal observation and own research during his work as an osteopathic physician. Craniosacral therapy is based on more than a few theories. The first of these theories is the idea that, in early childhood, the bones of the skull have not fused completely as would otherwise normally. Moreover, while assisting during a surgical procedure early in his career, Dr. Upledger discovered that the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord moved with a rhythm. Initially, he believed that this beat was due to the heart, but soon he realized that this rhythm had a different pattern from that of the heart. Craniosacral therapists are trained to evaluate and identify the movement of the
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2010 for the course ART 121 taught by Professor Mack during the Spring '10 term at Academy of Design Tampa.