Craniosacral Therapy

Health is a dynamic state of balance between our body, heart and mind, not just simply the absence of disease and pain.

My interest is in working wholistically, acknowledging your symptoms and conditions that are calling for attention, as well as waking up your potential for Health and Well Being.

In Health we are more able to respond effectively to the stresses of life, such as accidents, injuries, illnesses, psychological and emotional stress, trauma, infections etc. We feel we can bounce back from the challenges we face, have a sense of buoyancy and a certain appetite for life. Life is nourishing, we feel fulfilled and are actualising our potential. Put simply we are happy and at ease.

When we are not in such good health we lose this sense of buoyancy and vitality, life seems like a struggle and we are less resilient and can easily feel overwhelmed. Our body stops dealing with and transforming the stress and strains of life, ailments will often go unresolved and our body’s immunity and self healing ability becomes severely compromised.

Over time this can lead to a decrease in vitality, exhaustion and more susceptibility to illness and injuries.

 

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Life expresses itself through movement and scientific findings over the last 100 years show that every cell in the body expresses rhythmic movements which are a fundamental expression of life. The founder of CST, an Amercian Osteopath, Dr William Sutherland discovered that all cells, tissues and structures of the body express these subtle movements in very specific and coherent ways which he named Primary Respiration.

Craniosacral therapists are trained to sense Primary Respiration and the biodynamic potency that is driving and organising this motion.

Restrictions in the body’s functioning show up in the way that Primary Respiration and Biodynamic Potency is being expressed, indicating areas of Health as well as places where there is congestion or Inertia, thus identifying the location and possible origin of a problem.

The skill of the Craniosacral Therapist is to be able to sense both these expressions of Health as well as the locations of Inertia and to bring them into a dynamic equilibrium where profound and powerful healing and resolution can happen.

This is both subtle and deep work, I have had the privilege to be witness to many deep transformations in clients over 20 years of clinical practice.

What happens in a session?

During the first visit I will take a full medical history, with particular emphasis on accidents, illnesses, stress levels, lifestyle, emotional wellbeing and very importantly what supports us and brings a sense of joy and well being to our life.

During a treatment, which lasts up to an hour, you lie fully clothed on a treatment table. I often initially make contact with the feet, head or shoulders and then engage with specific areas in the body with a light, listening touch, often finishing the session with contact at the sacrum and feet. Clients often report a sense of deep relaxation, with many people feeling warmth, tingling, pulsations or other pleasant sensations.

As Craniosacral Therapy is client-led, it is the patient’s body that sets the pace of work, allowing them to remain comfortable, in control and able to integrate the changes that occur.

Craniosacral Therapy is an extremely gentle and non-invasive therapy without any manipulation and is suitable for all ages, from babies to the elderly and also for those with fragile or acutely painful conditions.