What is cranio-sacral therapy?
Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle treatment which stimulates the body’s own inherent healing ability. CST treats the whole person, body and mind. This means during treatment for injury, stress, trauma or diseases, there can be emotional as well as physical responses.
CST engages with the body as a rhythmic motion, which I can feel as subtle tidal waves. Your body will express areas which require attention and doing so will engage your body's natural healing powers. It is a wonderful therapy to enhance health in many circumstances. I encourage all pregnant women, new mums and new born babies to have treatments, especially to help with birth patterns and the birthing experience. Everything that happens to us in life is recorded by the body and creates disturbances. CST incites the body’s wisdom and intelligence to resolve these disturbances and re-establish a more balanced, healthy and happy state where expression is free and fluent.
What to expect in your cranio-sacral therapy appointment
Appointments begin with a case history and a discussion about areas needing focus. CST sessions take place with clients lying down fully clothed on a therapy couch. I can adapt CST treatments in circumstances where the therapy couch is not suitable, such as working in a chair or working off the body which is particularly useful when treating young children.
I will gently place my hands and listen to your body’s communication. CST supports the body's healing ability by facilitating the release of tension enabling a more relaxed state. CST works deeply with the central nervous system and encourages the body to release long held anxieties. I will be listening to your body express its needs and will take up contact where required, which is usually the head or spine. It is typical to feel deeply relaxed at the end of a session. People also report feeling more in touch with their body and themselves. Sensations such as tingling, lightness, chills or warmth might be felt. Sessions can also bring up past events along with associated emotions. All emotional and physical responses are welcomed and can be very beneficial for the healing process. The treatments will continue to work within the body after sessions as the body will carry on reorganising and integrating.
Appointments and Prices
I offer appointments at my home in Lymington and at the Ringwood Health Clinic. Distant appointments available by video or telephone call. Please do contact me to book an appointment or to arrange a free 15 minute phone consultation.
First appointment £80 (usually around 90 mins)
Follow up appointments £60 (45 to 60 mins)
Children (under 16)
First appointment £60 (allow up to 60 mins)
Follow up appointments £50 (30 to 45 mins)