What is Craniosacral Therapy?

CST is a sensitive therapy that works with a natural stillness, allowing the body to restore its own balance and health.

Intelligence expresses itself through the whole body, which expands and contracts in a rhythmic way; every cell knows to breathe, inhale and exhale within cycles.

CST is non-invasive and sensitive. It recognises and assists the connections between body, mind and emotions. It is a state of repose and acuity.

The peaceful state created during a session allows these “bonds” to become fully integrated during and after sessions.

I was trained to Biodynamic CST, which has a strong foundation in biomechanical techniques, using the detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology, elementary to CST integration.

How does it work?

Our bodies are fascinating and adjusting. Through feeling and sense, my curious “listening hands”, without intention, are allowing things to unfold, help your body realigns itself and orients to a natural reorganisation. There is no manipulation used.

A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a CST session. CST is a holistic therapy and respects that restriction or imbalance can have many causes. This may be due to physical injury and/or emotional disturbance.

Who is it for?

CST is widely used for the delicate systems of babies and children.

Regular treatment can help to strengthen the child’s nervous system, improve sleep and nurture confidence and affability.

Adult, elderly and special ones are most welcome.

Headaches or migraine, back and neck pain, tinnitus and jaw problems, digestive problems and stress-related issues…can be reduced as your body finds its natural balance.

You do not have to be unwell to benefit from CST and many people have regular treatments simply to support health and well-being through the challenges of everyday life.

Craniosacral Therapy in Pregnancy

The gentle nature of CST makes it an ideal choice in preparation for, during or after pregnancy. It can give relief from physical discomfort or anxiety and supports bonding between mother and baby.

Your baby would love the connection and would very likely move or even change position during the sessions.

Babies and children

CST is widely acknowledged as a gentle form of treatment for the delicate systems of babies and children. The birth process is of particular interest as the physical forces exerted on the baby during birth can create ‘holding patterns’ within the system which can remain into child and adulthood.

Shock can also be present in the system, contributing to sleeplessness and colic – releasing this can be transformative for both parent and baby, both of whom are included in treatment.

Many children benefit from CST for childhood ailments such as ear problems or asthma but increasingly for behavioural issues due to hyperactivity, autism, anxiety and over sensitivity.

What to expect at your appointment?

A full case history is taken. Treatment involves light touch, usually on the head and along the spine. The client is fully clothed and lies on a comfortable couch, although the position can be adapted for comfort or need. Treatment is generally deeply relaxing although some emotional or physical sensations may be felt as the system finds release and re-balances. Many clients experience benefit from their first session although, frequently, 2-6 sessions are required. Sessions take approximately one hour.

Craniosacral (CST) and Reflexology (RX)

I combine the 2 therapies when it feels right and with your permission. The grounding of RX with the listening of the CST has deepened my emotional sensitivity to orient even better towards your body needs and search for resources.

You are Unique and the story of life events held within your body is Unique so your coping mechanism is yours and yours only.

Further information can be obtained from The Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK, Practitioners registered with the Association abide by a strict code of ethics, hold full insurance and undertake continuous professional development.

Please note that Craniosacral Therapy is not intended as primary healthcare, but to work alongside the medical care offered by your doctor.

Follow the link to the Craniosacral Therapy Association in the UK. Or watch their video.

Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK