Can you learn Craniosacral Therapy to treat family and friends? The short answer is YES - Craniosacral training is available for this purpose.
CranioSacral Therapy came about when Dr. John Upledger saw that while training Osteopaths in Cranial Osteopathy was a logical direction in the roll-out of the therapy - it was observed that there could never be enough Osteopaths to provide the level of care needed - especially to people with longer-term conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain etc. It would be useful to provide training to other healthcare professionals as well as non-professionals.
In these situations, the primary care-giver was the immediate relative or friend. John Upledger was one of the first to notice and do something about this.
As a result, he set up a theoretical and practical curriculum to make CranioSacral therapy available to non-Osteopaths.
Full details of this curriculum and where it is delivered around the world can be found at www.upledger.com.