Craniosacral therapy is a subtle way of working not only with the cranium (head), and sacrum (base of the spine), but with any area of the body holding physical or emotional stress. The practitioner uses their hands to locate and gently help to release tensions. The effects of physical, mental, or emotional trauma can remain in the body indefinitely. Craniosacral therapy gives feedback to the body about the tensions it holds. This allows the body to use its own healing potential to reach a more balanced state. Craniosacral therapy addresses the fluid systems of the body. For a full explanation please go to www.craniosacral.co.uk. It can also be used to ‘unwind’ the fascia and connective tissue. This can be particularly helpful for joint injuries and strains.
I am particularly interested in working with babies, children, and pregnancy, and I welcome a preliminary chat on these or any other query before deciding on treatment for yourself, friend or family.
Having worked in this field for thirty years, I offer a combined treatment approach. All the treatments I practice are gentle, and each session is tailored to the needs of you, the patient. I learned when I was training that our bodies have an innate wisdom, and I am committed to working with bodywork techniques that reflect this philosophy. Many of my patients are sensitive souls.
Craniosacral therapy is a hands-on technique, which can be said to work on the connective tissue of the body to help release long-term tensions. It is particular know for its effectiveness with babies. craniosacral.co.uk
Spinal Touch is also available – another very gently form of body alignment. ishtaspinaltouch.com
So many people have been told that there is no help available for their back, pain, neck pain etc, but this is rarely the case. We work with the whole skeleton and nervous system, and a very wide range of even chronic dis-ease can be gently and safely treated.
A free spine check can help find the source of your discomfort. Most people find relief after their first treatment. A short course of treatment will help to consolidate changes, and we suggest an annual MOT to maintain balance and health.
I have been in practice since 1987. I used to teach McTimoney chiropractic technique at our college in Abingdon. I now live in Somerset, practicing in Frome and Bath.
DC diploma in Chiropractic (1987)
RCST Register of craniosacral therapists (1994)
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate of Education (to teach chiropractic)
In December 2016 I voluntarily de-registered from the General Chiropractic Council. This means that I do not now work as chiropractor. I am a member of the Association for Pure Manipulation and on the Register of Craniosacral Therapists.
Days at Neal’s Yard
Tuesdays 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
I qualified as a massage therapist in 1990 and after the birth of my daughter 24 years ago I found myself training to become a Craniosacral Therapist. I have stayed with this modality because i have found it to be the most effective treatment for a large range of issues.
Craniosacral Therapy starts the process of helping people to connect to their bodies and to truly listen to the deep organisational forces at work. One way to explain this is to think about your body as your
house – as things go wrong our natural response is to cope and carry on, so we ignore the room which was damaged and manage very well in the rest of the house.
We can then get so used to living in just a few rooms that we forget about the closed off areas.
This happens especially in the case of trauma – either from 1 event or a build up of many small ones.
Sometimes the only way our body can communicate with us is through discomfort and pain
We begin by palpating and listening to how the body is right now and then start a process of gently resourcing and reintegrating.
When we are not embodied life can be very stressful and we can have feelings of anxiety and overwhelm – conditions which are very prevalent in the world we find ourselves in today.
This can be helped by supporting the system and enabling us to access the health, which is always present, working deep in our bodies to keep us going.
Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for all and can be helpful for physical and emotional issues.
I have worked in various private clinics in London and Hertfordshire and spent 8 years working at The Disability Foundation, a charity located in the grounds of Stanmore Orthopedic Hospital.
I now live in Somerset but maintain a monthly clinic in North London. I have been a supervisor for 15 years and sit on the Supervision Committee for the Craniosacral Association. I am also a Qi Kung teacher and have assisted on many Craniosacral and Qi Kung training courses.
B.A. R.C.S.T, B.C.S.T
Elemental Qi Kung teacher.
Hold a first aid qualification
Member of RCST and BCST
Days at Neal’s Yard
Alternate Tuesdays 2pm-6pm
More info can be found at www.craniosacral.co.uk/