What is Craniosacral Therapy (CST)?
This is a very gentle yet extremely powerful therapy that helps alleviate physical and emotional stress held in the body. It is concerned with the palpation, identification of congestion or restriction and the balancing of the craniosacral rhythm throughout the body.
What happens during Craniosacral Therapy?
You remain fully clothed. The therapist listens, via sensitive and trained hands, to what is going on in your body, and in this way identifies and relieves pains or tensions held in the body. As the body releases physical and emotional tension from past and recent stresses and trauma stored in the body, you may feel relaxed, happy, energetic, tired, sad, or even achy as self-healing takes place.
Who is it for?
People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems like headaches or back aches, or long standing problems both physical and emotional. Others come for on going support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges.
Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness.
Adults with social and learning difficulties often respond well as they find CST supportive and deeply relaxing.
Craniosacral Therapy in Pregnancy
Pregnancy varies from woman to woman, some pregnancies are trouble free and some struggle throughout the nine months. Whatever your experience may be Craniosacral Therapy can help you in many ways. CST is a safe and gentle therapy for pregnant women.
CST may help with
Craniosacral Therapy for babies
Many people have heard of the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy for babies and children. Parents bring their babies for Craniosacral Therapy usually in the first few weeks following birth. Craniosacral Therapy is beneficial even if the pregnancy and birth were trouble free. It can offer support for:
Craniosacral Therapy for children
Children of all ages can benefit from CST as this is a nurturing and calming approach to childhood health care. Many common behavioural, social and learning difficulties respond well to CST. The treatment process is gentle and supportive to the physical and emotional needs of the child.
(Some of the information is taken from the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA) leaflet)
Maggie Paterson is our resident Craniosacral Therapist.
£40, children £38