What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to be very effective in supporting both children and adults in their recovery from:

  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Concussions
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
Craniosacral Therapy in Cochrane, Alberta

CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch approach that releases tensions deep in your body, relieves pain and dysfunction, and improves your whole body’s health and performance.

Your craniosacral system is made up of the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord, and it has an enormous influence on your health and wellbeing.

Everyday strains and stresses, injuries, disease, surgery or infection can all have an adverse effect on this system, and on the delicate tissues of your brain and spinal cord.

CST releases these tensions and imbalances, and helps to restore the healthy flow and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid.

It allows your central nervous system to perform at its best, naturally eliminating pain and stress, and strengthening your body’s innate self-healing capabilities.

What to expect:

You are fully clothed and laying face up on a soft, comfortable massage table. The practitioner, using gentle touch, evaluates your internal environment to sense where any imbalances or restrictions might be, and uses a series of distinctive light touch techniques to release and help bring balance.

What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The treatment is generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the area the practitioner is working.

CST combines beautifully with Massage Therapy, and you may choose a balanced combination treatment that has proven effective in helping patients find relief from migraines, headaches, depression and anxiety-related tension.

Practitioner training:

CranioSacral Therapy was developed over 30 years ago by a Doctor of Osteopathy and Surgeon, Dr. John Upledger. His Upledger Institute has trained thousands of practitioners all over the world. Prerequisites for Upledger Institute training are being a trained and licensed health care worker.

Doctors, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses and other professionals are adding CST training to help their respective patients.





Dave Desmarais, RMT

Dave Desmarais Cochrane Massage

Dave Desmarais, RMT

Dave attended Upledger Institute training in CranioSacral Therapy and he is a graduate of Mount Royal University’s respected Massage Therapy program. He has experience in the care and treatment of an extensive number of soft tissue injuries and conditions.

To request an appointment with Dave, please fill in our "Request an Appointment" form or contact the office at 403-932-1060.