Craniosacral Therapy

The touch used during Craniosacral Therapy sessions is as light as a feather. There is no rubbing, pressing, stretching or manipulation. This makes it an ideal choice for all, including newborn babies (see relevant page for further information), the frail and elderly, and anybody who might contemplate or experience touch as traumatic.

Initially a full case history will be taken so that I can have a clear picture of the client’s story to date.

Sessions are carried out with the client fully clothed. Normally people are invited to lie down on a treatment table, but if this would be uncomfortable then I can work with a client in the position of their choice.

Typically during a treatment, I will place my hands in a number of different places on the client’s body, including their head. As I do this I am feeling for the way that part of their body is responding to some of the subtle rhythmic pulsations that arise within all of us. It is also possible to gain information how other aspects of the body are functioning e.g. the nervous system, circulatory system and the organs. As this information is gathered, the body identifies where it needs support and attention. My hands help to focus attention on places in the body which are not functioning as well as they might do. We may well also notice and enjoy where there are expressions of health and strength. Both of these things encourage the body to make positive changes, using the skilful methods that are employed by our bodies each and every day without us even considering it.  

Most people find the sessions extremely comfortable to receive, and deeply relaxing. For those who are living with discomfort, or discover some during their sessions, we work with that slowly and safely to enable a move towards resolution.  

When receiving treatment clients might notice movements, temperature changes, tingling, pulsations, thoughts, emotions, colours, sounds, tastes … each person has very individual experiences. Some people don’t notice much at all when they first come for treatments, but that usually changes.  

It is difficult to predict how many sessions might be needed. It can be dependent on a number of factors such as the severity of the presenting problem (if there is one) and the underlying general state of health. Typically I will suggest that 3 or 4 sessions are considered initially. As each person’s response to the treatment begins to emerge we are able to discuss progress and discover the outline of a treatment plan together.

There is no rule about how far apart the sessions should be placed. It depends very much on why somebody has come, but also on availability of time and money.  

Obviously I can never promise that the condition somebody comes with will improve, however I can promise that the treatment is perfectly safe and that I will keep each client fully informed of what I notice. If, for any reason, I feel that I am not the right practitioner, or that another, or additional therapies may be of benefit to a client, then I will refer to colleagues that I can personally recommend.

People come along for Craniosacral Therapy for a wide variety of reasons, both physical and emotional. Do call and have a chat if you’d like to discover more about its possible relevance to you.