Principles & Practice


Dr John Upledger D.O. , Father of CranioSacral Therapy

Dr John Upledger D.O. , Father of CranioSacral Therapy

Our basic Principles and Practice are founded in the teachings of Dr. John Upledger. II is in harmony with the Credo and Goals of  Upledger Institute International:

Integrative Intentions Comprehensive Therapy Programs are a hands-on practical endeavor. This is the work of all who participate:  clients, accompanying caregivers, therapists, organizers, and the environment that supports us.  We are mindful and appreciative of all who have taught us and provide the historic background and current context in which we can offer this work. In many ways, we are our actions and this activity we are participating in. We do not wish to be excessively advertised, computerized or institutionalized. As therapists, we are intent upon what is immediate: our clients. 

We are in touch. Touch is a way of human care and healthcare. Simply, the life of the client is touched by the life of the therapist.  As this life is touched, it is sensed,heard, felt, seen, imaged, present and lived. Our intent is to be accepting and open to the way the client is existing, in all the complexity and beauty of body, structure and function, in tissue, energy, posture, thought, emotion, hopes, dreams, and spirit. The therapist’s intent is to work cooperatively with what is and within the life of the client, accepting, following and facilitating each individual’s unique way of healing. 

Our functional assumption is that each client has their own source of healing, body wisdom and guidance. It is our role to be present, melding with the life of the client through therapeutic touch. We listen to, communicate with, and facilitate the client’s processes, supporting self awareness and responsibility. We are open to the many ways life communicates, incorporating many healing modalities.

Our primary therapeutic modality is CranioSacral Therapy. We address the CranioSacral system as an integrative functional core of the human organism. We extend our openness to the whole person through the acceptance and facilitation of SomatoEmotional Release and Integration. 

As a therapeutic community, we hope to be inclusive of all aspects of human life, and our shared life with other species and our environment.

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