Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle hands-on treatment. It is done through clothing, usually lying down. It is extremely safe, suitable for all ages and can benefit a wide variety of conditions.
Craniosacral therapy aims to augment the body's own health and to restore to health areas that may be tense, contracted or not working at their full potential. Most people find a craniosacral treatment to be extremely relaxing.
Craniosacral therapy is based on the very subtle motions that are generated in the cerebrospinal fluid which bathes the brain and spinal cord. These motions can be felt at the skull, spine and pelvis by a trained practitioner. They are also transmitted throughout the body by the connective tissue. In perfect health these movements would be symmetrical on both sides of the body and equally palpable all over the body. Life, however, is not quite like that. Stresses and strains, pulls and injuries all affect how easy it is for these motions to be transmitted.
A craniosacral therapist aims to restore movement to those areas where it may have been compromised and, by encouraging movement back into the tissues, to help restore health.
A craniosacral therapy session involves a short consultation (slightly longer in the first session) followed by 30–40 minutes of hands-on treatment. You will be asked to remove your shoes before lying down but will otherwise remain fully clothed. You can be covered with a blanket. The practitioner will use very light touch (no manipulation) to encourage the body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy.
This video was produced by the Craniosacral Therapy Association and aims to explain a bit more about craniosacral therapy.
Consultations are charged at £60 per 60-minute session.
Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full rate.
I practise from Orwell House (Tuesday mornings), Satyam Yoga Centre (Thursday mornings) and my home in Ditton Walk, Cambridge. I generally work during school hours (between 9am and 3pm). I have two lovely cats at home that sometimes sit in on consultations so if you are uncomfortable with cats or allergic to them, it would be better to see me at Satyam Yoga Centre or Orwell House.
Orwell House is on Cowley Road, CB4 0PP.
Satyam Yoga Centre is at 2-4 Hawthorn Way, Cambridge, CB4 1AX