Cranio-Sacral Therapy is an exceptionally gentle yet extremely powerful form of treatment, which engages with the deepest inherent healing forces within the body in order to enable integration of the whole body-mind.
The human body has a powerful inherent healing potential, but this potential can be compromised or depleted by injury, disease, trauma and stress.
The forces of nature, both within and outside the body, have a natural tendency to reintegrate and restore healthy function. These forces are expressed in the body as rhythmic motion.
CST engages with these forces in order to enhance the body’s natural healing ability and to restore health and integration of body, mind and spirit.
It can enhance health in any circumstances - from new born babies to the elderly, from birth patterns, injury, illness, severe trauma, and all the many stresses and strains of life, both physical and emotional, often resolving issues that are not helped by other means.
New: Watch this new video produced by the Craniosacral Therapy Association decribing CST.
I am a Registered Craniosacral Therapist with more than 15 years experience. I work with people at all stages of life, from new borns to older people & with a wide range of health conditions.
I have trained both at CCST & Karuna & completed a core process psychotherapy training to clinical diploma.
More recently I have completed a baby therapy training with Matthew Appleton & Jenni Meyers.
For any further questions or to book an appointment call 07857 616794.
WHY CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
CST is a form of bodywork that is characterised by light and non-invasive hand contacts. Many people report however that although the touch is gentle, their experience of CST is profound.
Life offers both physical and emotional challenges for us to overcome at any age. CST helps to reduce stress levels and encourages balance. Those who have had treatment say it is deeply relaxing and promotes vitality.
Some people decide to have CST because they have acute physical symptoms such as a bad back or tension headaches, but others come with longstanding problems, both physical and emotional.
Mothers bring their babies with conditions arising from difficult and traumatic deliveries, and will often have treatment themselves throughout pregnancy as well as post-natal.
This work is ideal for both the young and the elderly because of its sensitive approach.
WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
A CST session is a safe and quiet space where your body can relax and feel more in tune with its own healing potential.
In response to the listening hand contacts used by a Craniosacral therapist, areas of longstanding physical and emotional tension are encouraged to gradually release.
General and local relaxation accompanied by feelings of heightened well-being are experienced as old patterns of tightness begin to free up and soften.
CST is said to promote overall healthy function, and is suitable for all age groups. Babies and young children respond particularly well to a gentle and non-invasive way of working.
HOW IS IT DONE?
A CST session takes place with you, the client, fully clothed. The practitioner either sits or stands, and makes light contact at various places on the body.
Care is taken that each touch is comfortable. Where appropriate you may be invited to share any sensations and images that arise during the session. If necessary, treatment can take place on a chair or other suitable place.
During your first session you will normally be asked if you have consulted your GP.
Depending on your symptoms, you may be recommended to do so before treatment takes place. CST does not seek to replace conventional medical treatment.
As with other holistic approaches, there can be a period of adjustment after treatment and sometimes some minor discomfort as the healing process is stimulated. If this occurs it is generally short lived, and usually seen as a sign of natural rebalancing.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE CST?
Di will suggest how often you will need to come, but in general CST should be seen as a medium to long term treatment option. Time is usually needed to address longstanding problems, and CST should not be seen as a quick fix. However, some conditions, especially in young babies may resolve more quickly and require less time.
Mothers and Babies
There are often strong forces during birth from which the baby mostly recovers in time. However, sometimes babies need gentle support to facilitate their recovery.
Craniosacral therapy is frequently appreciated for its quality to help babies who usually respond quickly to treatment.
Craniosacral therapy can help deeply calm the baby, and gently release compression and distortions encouraging the baby's health to come into its own.
For more info http://www.craniosacral.co.uk/parents-children
Equine CST can help many conditions, both chronic and acute.
Horses generally respond v well as it is a non-invasive form of treatment & enhances their own bodies ability to heal.
In CST the body is perceived to be constant movement. The practitioner is trained to perceive these subtle rhythms. The aim is to release and unravel tensions and resistance in the joints and connective tissues.
Di trained in equine CST in 2000 with the Upledger Institute & she has laso given some workshops in the UK.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss whether CST may be a suitable treatment for your horse
For further information or book an appointment, call Di on: 07857 616794
Craniosacral Therapy session price: £45 (concessions available)
24 hours notice is required for all cancellations, or a charge may be made.
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