After all, life really is better when you feel better!
"Healing happens at the edge." – Franklyn Sills
Biomechanical Craniosacral Therapy:
In 1970, John Upledger, D.O. observed an unexplained rhythm during a spinal surgery. When he attended a course in cranial osteopathy developed by William Sutherland, D.O. a few years later, he learned that the cranial bones continue to move throughout a person's life, and do not fuse, as was previously taught. He combined these two pieces of information to prove the concept of the semi-hydraulic Craniosacral system. Over the next decade, he researched and developed a system of light touch to evaluate and treat dysfunction in the brain and spinal cord, and developed The Upledger Institute in Florida in 1985. Dr. Upledger and his staff travel around the world to teach healthcare practitioners how to use these gentle techniques to enhance body functioning and help alleviate pain and discomfort. Sari completed four Craniosacral Therapy courses through the Upledger Institute.
Excerpt from the “CranioSacral Success Secrets” newsletter available at:
Dr. John once asked me to craft his personal vision into a declaration for his teaching institute and clinic. After looking back at the impact of his decades of work, this became the essence of his vision statement:
"People in every walk of life are learning, practicing and receiving
CranioSacral Therapy and complementary care that promote
their natural gifts of self-healing.
"They're feeling deeply honored and empowered by their ability to take their health into their own hands. And that growing awareness is leading to a greater integration of human beings in body, mind and spirit.
"The global community is softening with compassion
nurtured through genuine, caring touch."
I can still see Dr. John's face when I reflected his vision back to him for the first time. His eyes widened as he said, "That's it. That's why I do this work. It's all about empowerment and body-mind-spirit integration."
Sari blends biodynamic and biomechanical Craniosacral Therapy techniques (see definitions) in her practice, along with other gentle manual therapy techniques, creating an individual treatment plan for each patient's needs.