What is craniosacral therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is a subtle and profound "whole self" therapy, which assists the body's natural capacity for self-repair.
What happens during a session?
Clients lie fully clothed (or occasionally sit) whilst the therapist uses very light hand contact to "listen" to what is happening whilst the session unfolds.
Therapists often make hand contact at the head (cranium, meaning skull) and lower back (sacrum), as well as noticing craniosacral connections between the two.
Patterns of restriction and flow within each of us can reflect past/present illness, adaptation to our environment or significant life events, such as bereavements or operations. Through the therapist's neutral, non-judgemental presence your system is able to self-prioritise. What needs to happen in order for balance to be restored and health supported gradually reveals itself.
What will I feel/notice?
Many people experience sessions as deeply relaxing and find improvement in a wide variety of symptoms, whether physical, mental or emotional. You might feel wave-like motions, tingling, sleepiness, occasional slight discomfort whilst things "reorganize", or possibly nothing! Each session is unique.
Who is it suitable for?
People choose craniosacral therapy for a wide variety of reasons, to support and enable health, well-being and relaxation. It is so gentle that it is suitable for all ages, as well as people in fragile or acutely painful conditions.
How often should I come?
Try one session and follow your instinct from there. Everyone is unique and the need/appropriateness for a craniosacral session can differ, according to a person's current life situation and the demands on their time, energy and resources.
Sessions cost £35 for 40 minutes.