CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger. Dr. Upledger served from 1975-1983 as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. It was during those years that his team of anatomists, physiologists, biophyisicists and bioengineers was tasked with performing experiments to test the existence and influence of the craniosacral system.*

*from upledger.com