Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a hands on therapy where the touch is gentle, non-invasive and subtle. It is suitable for all ages, from newborns to the more mature among us.
Much of the approach used was developed by Dr John Upledger originally from an Osteopathic background. It works with a subtle rhythmic
movement that originates from the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The gentle tension from the movement of this fluid affects the membranes (the meninges) that line the skull and spinal column. This rhythm reflects throughout the body and can be picked up by the practitioners hands placed only lightly on the body. Anomalies or changes within the rhythm help us to assess where there may be restrictions and issues.
Within CST there are several wonderful techniques, they are always very gentle, respectful, subtle and bring very noticeable results. The realignment of fascia, soft tissue, bones and even the energetic matrix of the body may improve many aspects of our bodies and overall health.
We do not aim to diagnose or fix anything from what our head thinks needs to happen. We simply listen with our hands, to the person’s body and invite them to show us what needs to happen. We believe the body has an inherent self-healing mechanism and therefore our aim is to facilitate this process.
“Gentle touch but very powerful” – James
What to expect
Treatments last up to an hour and you remain fully clothed throughout the session. You may be asked to remove your belt, shoes and glasses but nothing else!
We start by assessing your needs for the session, whether they may be emotional or physical and discuss any changes that have occurred from previous appointments.
Adjustments can continue to unfold within the body for 24-48 hours after a treatment.
What kinds of issues might benefit from CST?
Babies experiencing colic, sleep and/or latching difficulties
Neck, back and joint pain
Behavioural and/or learning issues
Many more not listed