The Clinic of the Upledger Institute Hungary (UIH), the Hungarian Satellite of UII was founded in 2009 and has been run by Orsolya Gábriel, who has introduced CranioSacral Therapy to Hungary in 2004.

Orsolya Gábriel

Orsolya Gábriel

Being raised in a family of medical professionals, the passion for healing has always been in my blood. Although I studied at the most prestigious Math specialized high school of the country, I have always known that I would choose helping and curing others as my profession. First, I graduated as a conductor-teacher in 1996, and worked almost 15 years with disabled children mostly abroad. Meanwhile I studied Marketing, tasted Law, and graduated Summa Cum Laude at the Faculty of Communication in Esztergom.

My first encounter with Craniosacral Therapy (CST) happened in Denmark in 2002, and I  immediately fell in love with it. I have searched for the source, and have learnt the method and its ins and outs directly from Dr. Upledger, the developer of CST therapy. With the help of the courses and further trainings I have travelled all around the world; I studied in Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Madrid, the USA, Ireland and the Bahamas. I have completed all levels of the Craniosacral Therapy Course Series of The Upledger Institute International (UII).

After opening my CranioSacral Therapy practice as a pioneer in Hungary in 2004, I soon realized, that due to the effectiveness and wide range of application of the method, much more well qualified professionals are needed. This is how I began to organize the official education of Craniosacral Therapy in Hungary in 2008, and in 2009 I was appointed as Director of the Hungarian affiliate of UII. In the beginning, I took part in the courses as a Teaching Assistant to my International Instructor colleagues and as an interpreter. Meanwhile, I had the growing feeling of providing the Hungarian students with the possibility of learning the method in their mother tongue. This made me start the years long Instructor course program, and in 2011 I earned my title of International Instructor. Since then I have been teaching the method not only in Hungary, but also in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey, Ukraine, The Czech Republic, Slovenia, England, Russia, Denmark and Latvia.

In 2011 I completed the Aquatic Dolphin Assisted CranioSacral Therapy Program. This way in summer I also work as a certified aquatic dolphin assisted therapist. I accompany students and patients to the Bahamas, where we combine progressive CranioSacral Therapies with aquatic and dolphin assisted methods. Together with them I experience again and again the role of the ocean and nature in healing, as well as, the free and mutual interaction between people and dolphins. I feel deep gratitude for being able to experience with the help of the program what unconditional love means.

As Head of Upledger Institute Hungary (UIH), and the national representative of the method, I frequently hold presentations at scientific and other professional forums. Being leader therapist, I take part in the intensive therapy programs of the American parent company in Ireland, Florida and the Bahamas. I am an active member of the Ricky Williams Concussion Program, in which we treat former NFL players suffering from traumatic brain injuries, within the frame of a research program.

In 2010 I opened my second therapeutic practice in Budapest, where I work together with my most talented, highly qualified and experienced students as an enthusiastic and effective team. In 2011 I completed my Naturopath Certification Program, and earned a degree in Alternative Movement and Massage Therapy. I practice Prananadi at 8/4 level. Currently I study at the Semmelweis University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Department of Human Kinesiology. I plan to write my Ph.D. thesis in the topic of Craniosacral Therapy and rehabilitation of sport injuries.

I like spending my little free time in the nature and with my friends, I am also keen on doing sports.


International Certifications: CST-T, CST-D

Instructor of: CST1, CST2, SER1, SICS, CSP1


Qualifications: CST1, CST2, SER1, SER2, ADV1, ADV2, ADV3, TBS, HFC, VM1, VM2, VM3, VM5, CCPB1, BADA, BAER, SICS, CTTB1, CSP1

International qualifications: CST-T, CST-D