CST Testimonials

Testimonials from Students

All of my Upledger Institute experiences have benefited me not only professionally but through personal healing as well.

Brevard, NC at SER1 B.B.

Excellent course material. The more you learn, the more you want to go further.

Brevard, NC at SER1 D.J.

Diana Rodriguez

SER provides the opportunity to practice being present and neutral where healing for self and others occur.

Horse Shoe, NC at SER1 E.P.

I've never felt such safety and acceptance in a community of students where I could soften more and deepen into the wisdom and knowledge of the information.

Bogart, AB at SER1 J.L.

This work is transformative and allows for growth!

Smithfield, VA at SER1 J.P.

Marie Theresa Davis

Marieka Zimmerman, RMT, HP

CranioSacral Therapy and Tracheomalacia; Frenectomy

Mary Nochimson

Monica Winston

The deeper I get into this subject matter, the more intense and interesting it becomes.

Pisgah Forest, NC at SER1 S.J.

It changed my life. Tim released an energy cyst from my chest that was there since I was 8 years only & had lost my dog (she died) - since having it released my heart palpations (that began when I was 13 y.o.) have subsided and I can breathe much better.

Hendersonville, NC at SER1 T.C.

All teachers through Upledger have a wealth of information.

Winston Salem, NC at SER1 T.L.

My CST Practitioner Journey

Tracy Mackenzie

Testimonials from 3 Day Mini-Intensive Programs & Others

Summer of 2014 New CST Clients

My latest brain injury patient had severe head injuries and multiple brain surgeries 40 years ago. For the first time, and right from the first session, his left arm is relaxed, he's smiling, he's reading for hours every day, he's more understandable (and is talking way more) and all his friends say his face is "radiant." His family drives him down every week for sessions (about a 3.5 hour drive each way).

Another new patient this summer has dementia and has been happy and relaxed and reading for the first time in years and isn't seeing all the dead people she used to talk with every afternoon.

Another new patient from out of state, an athlete with a T4 spinal cord injury (completely numb & no movement below her shoulder blades), now has feeling all the way to her feet, including complete, normal feeling down to her hips, and she can move her entire back and one of her legs. They're now hopeful that she will walk again on her own.

Another client in his mid-50s has been severely depressed his entire life. Every day for his life, he has been sad and depressed about everything and has been suicidal. His parents have had him hospitalized many times every year. He's a medical professional and understands his illness, but can't control it. He even had 2 ECT's (shock therapies) over the years and has tried everything under the sun. He'd been to the ER with panic attacks & suicidal thoughts and had been admitted to the hospital 6 times in the month before coming to me. Within 2-3 CST sessions, he was telling his family that he was happy this elderly mom was in tears when she told me this because he's never used that word in his 50+ years.

Brain Injury Patients A Gabriel, Arizona

I wish to take this opportunity to say that I'm eternally grateful to you for the incredibly wonderful work that you have made available to me. Not only does this work serve as my income but has in many ways uplifted me and helped me soar to new heights.


Helping Children Helping Families

Hi Everyone,

We just wanted to let you know that we continue to think of all of you so often. We had such a wonderful experience at Upledger when our daughter, Charlotte, was there for almost two weeks for the Intensive Program. Each of us felt so energized and so much more connected as individuals, as a couple and as a family when we left. You have an amazing group of people there and we feel so lucky to have met and worked with all of you.

Charlotte is doing well. We have definitely seen an increase in vocalization since coming home. Thank you again for all that you have done for us. We hope you are well and hold you very close to our hearts.


Intensive Therapy Program Arlene, Curt & Charlotte Butler (21 months old)

My experience in this intensive was that it was very serene, very healing, very powerful-what a great environment for healing.


Wow! I am completely rearranged-I would really like to do this again.


CST Success in Chiropractics

I've incorporated CranioSacral Therapy (CST) in my chiropractic adjustments and it seems to have a great impact on helping the client/patient receive better care.

One story I have, is of a woman who had for some reason begun to have skin deterioration, had lost most of her hair and hardly had an appetite to speak of. After only two one-hour sessions and a series of holding the occiput and separating the atlas and occiput, her skin condition improved (we did do extensive neuro-emotional sessions prior to the CST that was significant to her healing as well).

She now has a voracious appetite but "fills out" proportionately and does not gain the fatty weight. Her skin condition cleared especially at the scalp and in between the fingers. Her hair began to grow back without the itching that was once there. Although slow growing in length, the hair follicles remain intact.

Dr. Ann

I didn't know I'd had a headache every day for the last 30 years until the 3-day intensive. The back of my head used to feel like it was being squeezed hard all the time, and that feeling is gone now. Also, a very annoying and problematic band of tension around the bottom of my ribcage was released. I will definitely do another 3-day intensive!


This has been a transformational experience-both my daughter and I (a different mother and daughter) have a new perspective on how we will now create our life.


I just returned from the BioAquatic workshop in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. This letter is to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for this extraordinary program and opportunity.

The schedule was filled with diversity, challenge and lots of excitement. Our instructors were loving, fun, knowledgeable, sensitive practitioners and skillful stewards. From the very beginning we all realized this adventure was going to be very very special. We were not disappointed - it was magnificent.

From the beginning we were on a flexible yet disciplined, well planned and prepared schedule. Each day was different from the next. During our time together we treated each other and were in turn treated by each other. On two different occasions we visited the Dolphin habitat, once to swim and play together and next the dolphins offered each of us their expert therapy. In between we were out on the boat, at the beach, in the pool, visiting an atoll, picnicking, snorkeling, beach combing, being together and healing together. Though we did a great deal there was never a sense of rushing. There was time to learn, a time to try our wings, a time to rest.

During the scheduled and sometimes rerouted flow of events there was always the meeting room. Here we came together often to blend our experiences, question, learn, share, discuss concerns, express ourselves and rehearse upcoming activities. In these meetings we were comforted and given closure to our many and diverse responses to our treatments and experiences.

Though we came from all over the U.S. and as far away as Switzerland, very soon we became close friends determined to spread the harmony, joy and beauty of our dolphin encounter. We have our dolphin pictures, our new knowledge, enhanced skills and our enthusiasm to share with friends, family, clients, and patients.

Your efforts have great value. This program is life changing. One person at a time our planet is healing.

With appreciation, love and respect,

Ginger Covalt

You no longer have an old mother, you have a middle aged mother.

From an 84 year old client to her daughter... JF

I feel 20 years younger.


I have had headaches and migraines since I was 14 years old. I have felt continuous improvement with CST. Since the intensive this summer, I went without a headache for an entire month, the first time this has happened in 15 years.


I did not know how much sadness there was to be released-I feel clear, lighter, and ready to move on in creating my life.

From a young client... MT

Techniques Certification Was A Career Highlight

I've had 12 years Public Education, three years pre-dental, four years dental school and 33 years of continuing education courses. The educational experience at Upledger has been the best of my career...

  • The lecture demonstrate, and do it yourself model is the best for learning and retraction.
  • The confidence, professional treatment and respect of the participants enhanced the experience.
  • The information given in science and art was sound and conclusive...

Upledger shows and demonstrates knowledge and application to the human learning process that is unparalleled in my experience.

I suppose there is always room for improvement – though I'm not sure where.


P.S. I look forward to MORE Upledger/IAHE Courses!

Roy Brewster D.D.S.

After learning about the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy for autism, I rndecided to sign my son up for the mini intensive, (he is 2 1/2 and was rndiagnosed 10mths ago). It was a great experience, he seemed to really rnenjoy the sessions and Michael and the other therapists were very rnaccommodating and intuitive. My son was always very calm after each rnsession, which also helped me to relax! Since the sessions, He has shownrn a tremendous growth in speech and language comprehension, his rntherapists are thrilled with his progress as are we, his parents. I rncan't help but think that Cranial Sacral therapy played a part. I would rndefinitely recommend it for anyone with a child with autism or similar rncondition and would certainly do it again.


The effects I saw were increased confidence and determination and clarity as well as a completely different light in her eyes.

From same daughter to mother... SS

Say Goodbye to Depression

I am SO happy to be able to share my success story with you. I was taking antidepressants (Paxil, Zoloft and Welbutrin, not all at once obviously!) for a couple of years for what was called "situational depression." I hated every moment of it and I didn't get any real, consistent relief for my depression. I never knew what kind of day I was going to have depression-wise. But I continually felt that I wasn't "clinically" depressed--that there must be something else to it. While doing research about depression on the net, which led me to one of Dr. Weil's message boards, I read something about CranioSacral Therapy (CST). I was desperate to find an alternative to anti-depressants because of all of the side effects that I experienced--memory problems, nonexistent libido, flat lined emotional state, etc.--so I looked into CST. The message on the message board specifically stated that if one had had an accident of some sort that may have compressed the spine from, say, a blow to the sacrum, or may have hit the back of the head or forehead that this could cause an interruption in the flow of vital fluids throughout the spinal column and that circulates around the brain. This circulation carries serotonin and other vital compounds to your brain. I had had an accident rollerblading and I fell and landed directly on my tailbone about 2 years prior to reading that message.

After the accident it felt as if I was sitting on a grapefruit for about a month, then it suddenly was better. Some time later I began feeling depressed. I found a CST therapist through The Upledger Institute... and saw her for 5 sessions. I no longer have to take ANY antidepressants and have not had to do so for over a year! I cannot tell you how happy I am to not have to take any more meds or wonder what kind of day I was going to have the first thing when I awoke each morning. I would love to tell everyone about my experience! ...

Thank you so much for your work and your techniques. I hope you can feel even a smidge of how grateful and happy I am that you have given me back my life.

Yours truly,

Susan Demander

My clients have benefited greatly from CranioSacral therapy, especially the young ones who I'm happy to say, ask their mums to bring them for sessions when they feel they need it.

From the depths of my heart I thank you.

In Cape Town South Africa... Thespina

I was a therapist and a client for a recent 3-day intensive. I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was a life-changing experience for everyone involved, therapists and clients alike. Everyone wants to do another one! As a therapist, my skills took a leap forward and the experience of working as a team was fabulous. As a client the overall effect is that I have a greatly reduced level of background anxiety, and as a result of focused work on my sphenoid I'm looking forward to my next eye appointment - I know my vision has changed and I'm curious what the results will be!


I was invited by a grandma who was in town visiting her son and rndaughter-in-law one month after the birth of twin girls to teach the rnparents how to massage their babies. Birth baby 1 was one pound larger rnthan her sister and birth baby 2 was positioned head up under Mom's rnribcage. Baby 2 didn't have an opportunity to turn head down and was rndelivered frank breech, both delivered vaginally. After our baby massagern sessions, which they both loved, I began CranioSacral Therapy work withrn them. Baby 2 had figured out what I knew and took her opportunity to rnliterally dive off the surface she was lying on head first with definitern purpose and strength. I checked in with her craniosacral rhythm and it rnwas in stillpoint, so I followed Baby 2 as the parents watched. As she rnwas positioning herself, her Mom said, "it looks like she is being born rnthe way she wanted to." This coming from a Mom that doesn't know about rnour work!

I know this is not a new occurrence and that many therapists doing CranioSacral work see this often. This was thrilling for me because it was the first time for me that a baby I was working with, re-worked her birth. I am so grateful to her and I honor the trust she had in me to know I understood what she needed to do.


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