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Learn From the World's Leading CranioSacral Therapy Experts
Dedicated to Creating a Healthier World from Our Hands to Yours
The Mission of Upledger Institute International is to provide world-class CranioSacral Therapy (CST) education while supporting the overall therapeutic philosophies of CST developer, Dr. John E. Upledger.
Whether you're a seasoned practitioner looking to enhance your skills or a practitioner just beginning your career, Upledger Institute International (UII) welcomes you to explore our educational opportunities and experience how CST has been shown to facilitate our inherent, self-healing processes.
Studying in our integrative environment alongside PTs, MTs, OTs, DCs, NDs, RNs, ATs, and other healthcare professionals fosters a collaborative network that is becoming increasingly common in the healthcare arena today. Become a member of an international network of forward-thinking practitioners, and become a great resource for clients who can benefit from your help. Together we can continue to transform health care around the globe through client-centered manual therapies that optimize health and well-being.
CranioSacral Therapy & Education with Upledger Institute International
CST was pioneered and developed by John E. Upledger after extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach to evaluating and enhancing the craniosacral system, which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
CST is a complementary treatment that releases tensions deep in the body to help reduce pain, relieve dysfunction, and improve whole-body health and performance. By facilitating the body's natural and innate healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive healthcare measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease. Through UII's CST courses, practitioners can have a greater impact on clients' quality of life and their health.
Receiving CST training from UII is unmatched. Our CST training blends the science and art of health care. Our faculty are leaders in their fields. They are seasoned practitioners who love to teach and share their passion for this work. Hands-on, clinical experience will be the cornerstone of your education. With UII you will be inspired by this network of like-minded practitioners who are committed to excellence and making the world a healthier place, one student or client at a time.
Shop CST Products
With quality resources, Upledger Institute International's store offers a peer-reviewed selection of items, such as textbooks, reference charts, audio and video programs, anatomical models, and more. UII produces many of these products and publishes textbooks to support you in mastering what we teach in our courses, which in turn enables you to help your clients more effectively.
Upledger Institute International Around The World
Access CST education wherever you are — from Argentina and Canada to the United Kingdom and Australia. UII offers classes worldwide through a collaboration with 70 International Affiliates. Through UII's international connections, our courses are available to tens of thousands of therapists each year who are helping to change lives, beginning with their own.
The Upledger Institute International Network
UII is a member of the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE). This network of healthcare educational programs offers training in evidence-informed and evidence-based disciplines including CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Total Body Balancing, Lymphatic Balancing, and many more. These integrative trainings foster the critical thinking skills necessary to make evidence-informed clinical decisions in order to help facilitate the best possible client outcomes.
Alumni of IAHE courses become part of a global referral network, the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP).