April 2021: Please note that I am following current Government and Craniosacral Therapy Association guidance for maintaining safe practice during the ongoing situation with Covid-19.
About Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle way of working with the whole body using light touch. It supports the body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress in a supported and comfortable way. It helps in letting go of tension held in the body and calms the nervous system.
What to Expect During A Session
The practitioner makes gentle contact with your head, the base of your spine, and other areas encouraging your body to relax. Because the body functions as a whole, the practitioner may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur.
Why People Come For Craniosacral Therapy
People come for craniosacral therapy for a variety of reasons. Some find it helpful for acute physical problems such as headaches or bad backs, or long-standing physical and/ or emotional problems. Others come for ongoing support in the busy lives that they lead.
Craniosacral therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly.
The first session is an hour and subsequent ones are approximately 45 minutes.
£50 per session.
Payment by bank transfer – details on request.
You remain fully clothed throughout. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing.
I trained and practiced as a Registered Nurse from 1983-1992 in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. After completing my dance training, I explored ways of moving that enabled a relaxed sense within the body, together with the integration of the physical and emotional body. This included Alexander, Feldenkrais and Klein techniques and Scaravelli yoga. All these techniques are concerned with developing detailed anatomical knowledge and/or clarity of awareness of body alignment as well as maintaining a relaxed body. I qualified as a craniosacral therapist in 2002 after training at The Karuna Institute in Devon with Franklyn Sills and have been practising since then. I completed a Certificate in Counselling Skills in 2011. This course focused on the person-centred approach of psychologist Carl Rogers, which believes in people’s potential and ability to make the right choices for themselves. It includes being open to experience, being trusting and trustworthy, being curious about the world, being creative and compassionate.
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Craniosacral Therapy is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor.