Cranio-Sacral therapy is a gentle but powerful treatment for body and mind. Most well known for treating babies and new mothers, it can be used for people at all stages of life. As a non-invasive therapy, the treatment is carried out fully clothed, lying on a treatment couch. Many people can experience profound benefits with just a seemingly gentle touch, as the practitioner senses the 'stuck' areas of the body and allows them to open up.
Our Cranio-Sacral therapist is Gabrielle McNaughton.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a natural, safe and effective treatment that evolved from the findings of osteopaths in the cranial field in the last century. It was discovered that listening deeply into the system reveals an expression of health arising from the fluids in the central nervous system, the core of our being.
Using a light touch, or gentle pressure, the therapist listens to the underlying rhythms and tides of the craniosacral motion. You may feel different sensations in the body such as tingling or warmth. A sense of spaciousness and deep relaxation can emerge as the body lets go of tension and holding patterns, and orients towards a vibrant stillness.
The client lies fully clothed on the couch, contact is commonly at the sacrum (at the base of the spine) and the cranium (at the head) but can be anywhere on the body that needs attention.
It is a non manipulative and gentle treatment that is sought out for a wide range of conditions such as headaches, back and shoulder pain, injuries, trauma, stress related symptoms, fatigue and anxiety.
Accordingly, some people may need to have a series of treatments, while others have regular sessions as part of their wellness maintenance. People often report a sense of feeling better in themselves, decreased pain, having more energy and feeling calm and at peace.
Pregnancy, Mother and Babies
As Cranio-Sacral Therapy is such a gentle treatment, it is widely recommended for both mothers and babies. It can help to undo compressive forces or interventions from the birth process and is a wonderful way to prepare the body for birth.
Stress and strains both internally, from physiological changes, accidents, injuries, and externally from school, family and environment, can have a huge impact on children’s development. Treatments can help to balance out the body, support transitional periods and the tremendous changes in life as children mature and grow.
Child Cranio-Sacral Therapy is £55 for one hour. Babies £45 for 45 minutes.
See Eve's review of her first Cranio-Sacral therapy session here