CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy regular session| £55 | 60 minutes

CranioSacral Therapy Clinic for Babies/Infants £60 per session (2 therapists)

CranioSacral Therapy Clinic for Adults  | £60 | 45 minutes (2 therapists)

 

Cranio Sacral Therapy

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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

The gentle touch that treats the craniosacral system

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on therapy, where the touch is gentle, non-invasive and usually subtle. But do not be fooled! It is also a powerful therapy that affects the central nervous system to assist in improving function in the whole body.

We are aiming to treat the craniosacral system. This is the term Dr Upledger originally coined to describe the structures that produce and enable a rhythm he observed while assisting in a spinal surgery. (He was trying to hold a structure called the dural tube still while a colleague operated, but he couldn’t as it was moving all by itself! Find out more about that in history.

He eventually called this rhythm the craniosacral rhythm and saw it as being created within the craniosacral system: structures that enable this are the meningeal membranes that surround and support the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the head to which they attach and the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain – beautifully illustrated in the image here.

Ideally, this fascia and structures are all well aligned, the fluid can flow round the brain and spinal cord easily and the rest of the body is not having any less-than-optimal impact on this system (the fascia and nerves affect this system as much as they influence the rest of the body) but, life happens, from in utero onwards, and this system may not be as well aligned and flowing as it could be.

Using our ‘listening hands’, tuned to the feeling of the craniosacral rhythm, we feel how well the rhythm is reflecting out to the rest of the body and what we may be able to do to improve its function. This may mean simply encouraging it, as if you are gently flushing more fluid through a slightly sticky pipe, or it could mean using gentle techniques to unwind kinks in the body’s fascia – sort of like straightening out a sleeve or sock that isn’t on quite squarely!

An important part of our approach (that is completely born out in practice), is that it is the person’s body that knows exactly what to do in order to straighten out the above mentioned kink itself, and all we are really doing is listening to what it needs and helping it to do it! So we do not try and figure out what is wrong and then try to fix it. This can mean that the area we treat is sometimes different from the area in which symptoms are experienced, as our bodies can be very clever in how they adapt to stresses and strains.

Patients find CranioSacral Therapy effective for a wide range of problems associated with discomfort, pain and dysfunction. Interestingly, this approach also appears to complement and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, so CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure to keep us on the straight and not so narrow!

This description is taken direct from The Upledger Institute website http://www.upledger.co.uk/what-is-cst.html where I have done all my training.

This little video might get you interested in something new 🙂

https://youtu.be/vaJsUXpQIho

 

CranioSacral Therapy Clinic for Babies/Infants £60 per session (2 therapists)

 

 

Baby CranioSacral Therapy

From October 2023, myself and another local  Upledger therapist trained in infant CST, are holding a monthly CST Baby clinic in Ickenham.

Our next clinic date is

June 25th  2024

CST is just phenomenal for babies and I feel this therapy can really help eliminate many issues that could be arising from their/mum’s birth journey to date.

I saw the effect first hand with my own son who had a very tight neck from birth and could not turn his head both ways. This resulted in him only being able to lie with his head turned one way, causing a flatter head on one side.  CST sessions alleviated the neck issue and he could very quickly turn his head both ways.

We are happy to treat other siblings/carers within the treatment time, and there will be 2 therapists working alongside each other within the session.

Babies and infants usually respond really quickly to CST treatments and you can see almost instant releases.

Babies often receive CST treatments to treat things like

Sleeping issues

Unusual crying

Colic

Developmental disorders (e.g autism and ADHD)

Feeding issues

CST Baby Clinic