So, What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch manual therapy that addresses restrictions in the craniosacral system, which system includes the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. This vital system extends from the bones of the skull and face, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum or tailbone area.

CranioSacral Therapy is performed using light touch generally no more than the weight of a nickel.  The practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential imbalances. The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas of the craniosacral system and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.  This results in a craniosacral system free of restrictions and a body that is better able to heal itself.

CranioSacral Therapy can assist in treating a wide range of illnesses, pain, and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • cranium1Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Many other conditions


Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor and CranioSacral Therapist certified through the Upledger Institute of CranioSacral Therapy.  He provides care to patients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, and all other Salt Lake Metro areas.  Come experience the difference at the Institute!

For more information on CranioSacral Therapy please see our glossary page HERE.