Cranial sacral technique was developed by an osteopath by the name of William Garner Sutherland in the early 1900s. As he examined the bones of a skull, he was curious about how they interconnected with each other and wondered why. He spent the next several decades studying the cranium and discovered that there was, and is, palpable movement in the cranium (known as the cranial rhythmic impulse), and that this movement can be felt throughout the body. Furthermore, the quality and quantity of this movement, can be associated with certain dysfunctions in the body.
Our training in cranial technique is eclectic, based in biomechanics, and is largely through the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, and Paul Chauffeur, DO. By having a way to evaluate and treat (if necessary) dysfunction within the cranium, we are able to help people with many common conditions that might not otherwise be able to be helped. Some of these conditions include: jaw pain, headaches, post-concussion symptoms, neck pain, and back pain among others.