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Craniosacral Therapy is profoundly subtle, more deeply healing, and gentle in its application. It can balance the nervous system and mind, as well as the body. It is often an effective treatment for unsettled babies, children, stress, trauma, accidents, discs, headaches, long-standing spinal disorders and osteo-arthritis.
Cranioscral therapy forms the basis of my practice. It works with a subtle physiological system present in the body, known as the ‘craniosacral system’. This is an organized system of regular bone, soft-tissue and fluid movements and tides. These movement patterns particularly involve our central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid – CSF) and the structural tissues of our head, face spine and pelvis. Working with the craniosacral system enables me to help loosen your bones, joints, muscles and fasciae and help release the effects of stress, strain, tension, grief and trauma on the body. This leaves your body and mind clearer, looser and more balanced and confident. Many health issues are the long term result of past events which the body and mind have been unable to get over. Craniosacral therapy helps you to process and integrate your past experience enabling you to have greater health in present time. The treatment process and effects of craniosacral therapy are physiological, though they may be experienced by the client as mysterious.
Because of its safe and gentle nature, craniosacral therapy has a special role in the treatment of children and babies, recent and past accidents (including head, face, brain and spinal injuries), stress, grief and emotional and physical trauma. Craniosacral therapy can also be used for health maintenance, relaxation and personal development. It often works when traditional osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, psychotherapy or councelling have failed to get a result, or maintain a result.
My Combined Treatment Approach
My treatment approach is influenced by my background as an osteopath and naturopath. When appropriate and with your consent, I may offer to treat you using massage and soft-tissue techniques to help reduce muscle tension and improve circulation, and stretching and mobilisation techniques to reduce joint stiffness and improve mobility.
This combined approach is often useful in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions of the neck, back, pelvis, and the peripheral joints (hips, knees, ankles, feet and toes; shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers and thumbs), whether as the result of accident, sporting injury, repetitive strain, or the ageing process.