What is Craniosacral Therapy?
When a Craniosacral Therapist places her hands lightly
on you, she is using them to listen to you in much the
same way that a counsellor might listen to your words.
Your body responds to this sensitive touch by beginning
to listen to itself.
Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle way of
working with pain and discomfort. It facilitates
a deep relaxation which supports your body’s
innate ability to self-regulate and self-heal.
Sometimes people think it refers only to the
head and spine, but in fact, it works with the
whole person, and changes may occur in body,
mind and spirit. The practitioner uses her hands
to sense tensions, stresses and traumas held in
the tissue and helps to release them in a
supported and comfortable way.
Who is it for?
The light touch used in Craniosacral Therapy makes it
suitable for all ages, from new born babies to
centenarians. People come with both acute and chronic
conditions, and clients who are experiencing acutely
painful conditions or who feel too fragile for a more
active form of bodywork find Craniosacral Therapy meets
their needs. Mothers and babies often come with problems
associated with difficult or traumatic births.
What happens during a session?
During the first session the practitioner will take a
detailed case history, asking you questions about your
health and well-being. Generally the client lies on a
comfortable treatment table, fully clothed, although it
is also possible to remain seated . I suggest parents
hold babies in their laps and I use a futon on the floor
for working with children. The practitioner will make
gentle contact with the feet, head and sacrum and areas
of pain or discomfort (over loose clothing). The first
session lasts an hour and a half, and subsequent
sessions one hour.
What will I experience?
These are some of the words and phrases that people have
used to describe their experience of Craniosacral
Therapy: “Comforting, inner peace, a sense of relief,
deep stillness and relaxation, connection, feeling
accepted, feeling more alive, put back in one piece,
feeling whole again”.
Is it for me?
If you have any queries please contact me and I will be
happy to answer them.
How many treatments will I need?
Sometimes people report relief after one or two
sessions, but for long-standing problems further
sessions will be needed. It is recommended that a first
course of treatment is 7 sessions.
What do I need to do after a session?
After a session, there may be a short period of
adjustment , so it’s helpful to be able to rest, or at
least do nothing strenuous.
How does Craniosacral Therapy work alongside
Craniosacral therapy is not intended as primary health
care. Rather, it plays a supporting role, working
alongside conventional medicine. Practitioners do not
diagnose or prescribe medication.
Booked singly - £40 per session
7 sessions booked as a treatment plan but paid for at
the end of each session £35 per session.
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