Ashburn, VA 20147

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.  CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.  By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Colic

  • Autism

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Infantile Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems

  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

For more information about CranioSacral Therapy, please visit the Upledger Institute

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?

TESTIMONIALS

"I went to see Keri Smith for severe vertigo that my ENT physician said I’d unfortunately have to live with.  After only 8 weeks of cranial sacral therapy, Keri had CURED a condition that I had suffered from for over a year!  I also had experienced some bouts with nausea over the years that doctors could not explain. In ONE session, Keri’s visceral manipulation completely eliminated my queasiness!  I wanted to sing from the mountaintops!  Keri’s impressive talents in cranial sacral therapy & visceral manipulation along with her amazing holistic approach to healing have given me my life back.  What greater gift can someone receive than to be restored to health? I highly recommend Keri Smith! " - S.K.

I am so thankful to all my clients for allowing me to serve you  I am humbled by the feedback and accolades I have gotten.  Do you have a story you want to share?  You can email me or submit your story here!