Historical Background – An evolving therapy
CranioSacral Therapy has developed from the work of William Garner Sutherland an American Osteopath (1873-1954) who discovered and studied subtle rhythmic movements in the CranioSacral system.
His work was developed further by some of his pupils and their pupils in turn. John Upledger first used the term ‘CranioSacral Therapy’ and taught it to non-Osteopaths in the 1970’s. In the UK Thomas Atlee and Franklin Sills have been prominent in teaching and developing CranioSacral Therapy since the 1980’s.
CranioSacral Therapy continues to evolve and incorporate compatible approaches from other fields such as trauma resolution therapy, giving the work a broad holistic base.