Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a profound non invasive treatment which harnesses and utilises our Primary Health as the main resource to facilitate and support transformation and healing. The practitioner listens to the natural Craniosacral rhythm of the body through skilful palpation. This manifests in the subtle fluid tidal motion of the cerebrospinal fluid which bathes and protects the central nervous system. The focus of the treatment is to work with the fundamental life force that is palpable within the CSF, around which the body’s physiology organises itself. Craniosacral therapy respects the body as naturally and instinctively self healing however when we experience overwhelm, trauma or become too imbalanced the system needs support and guidance to help regenerate and resource itself.

It is the role of the Craniosacral Therapist to help the system process shock and anxiety and support re integration within the body which in turn leads to deep, long term healing and resolution of old patterns.

This treatment is a process. It often happens that major beneficial changes can occur during one session but more commonly it takes time for the system to resource itself and get to a place where it feels safe to reveal the underlying causes of the symptoms it is manifesting. Often in Cranial this can be traced back as far as your own birth as this experience creates a physiological blue print within our system and affects us very deeply.

Craniosacral Therapy can be beneficial for almost any condition due to its gentle patient led nature. Because the focus is on creating safe space and clear boundaries within which to work it is very suitable for babies and children and during Pregnancy. It is also especially effective when working with any situation where trauma has occurred and full recovery has not been possible.

There is a lot of literature explaining how talking therapies alone can not help a patient to overcome a traumatic event if that experience is still held in the body. The body stores shock in the nervous system and in the tissues that it isn’t able to process at the time and this means that the event is still cycling and active in the system. Craniosacral therapy is a safe and non activating way of supporting the body to disperse these types of physiological issues which in turn benefits our emotional and psychological wellbeing.

Our Therapists & Pricing

Viola Santa GradDip Physiotherapy 1998, MCSP, HCPC registered, VTCT(level 4)Cert. Sports Massage Therapy

I have worked for over 12 years as a chartered physiotherapist and as massage & complementary therapist in the NHS, for a charity and in private settings. I have experience with a wide range of physical and medical conditions and treat clients from the less able to the very active- for relaxation of body and mind, to promote healing and recovery or to enhance performance.

Single Treatment

£ 45

  • 75 mins Session
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Darren McCarthyCraniosacral Therapy