Craniosacral therapy was developed from work done in the early 1900’s by an American osteopath called William Sutherland. His experiments on himself and subsequent clinical experience led to practitioners being able to discern minute movements of the bones and subtle rhythms of the body, determining where there are restrictions which may be causing physical discomfort or emotional tension.
It has developed into a very gentle hands-on therapy and involves being held at various points on the body or head. Sometimes the practitioner’s touch may be so light the patient barely feels it. This makes it very suitable for even the most fragile patient. It is not to be confused with massage of any kind or Reiki, and it doesn’t involve the physical manipulations associated with osteopathy.
At your appointment, after a case history has been taken, you remain clothed and usually lay down for treatment. However, if your level of discomfort doesn’t allow for this, or if children just don’t see the point of laying still, then treatment is adjusted to accommodate this.
People find craniosacral therapy helps address a wide range of ailments – aches & pains, injuries, immobility, migraine, vertigo… It’s a very relaxing experience and is ideal for de-stressing and easing tension. It is well known for the treatment of new-born babies especially, but not exclusively, after a difficult birth and for children who suffer with catarrh and glue ear.
New Mum with baby (up to 6 months old) £50
Allow 1 hour