Craniosacral therapy is a sensitive body therapy, and its approach acknowledges the mind, body and spirit. It invites healing at all levels and encourages your system to find balance in its own way.The gentle and peaceful approach of Craniosacral therapy is suitable for everyone, including babies and children.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) originated from the work of the osteopath Dr William Sutherland, who is credited with discovering the Craniosacral system in the early 1900s and began working with this system to improve health.
The craniosacral system has its own rhythm and is affected when there are restrictions or disturbances within the body. CST is a hands-on therapy using gentle touch that is non-invasive and subtle but very powerful. It works through feeling and sensing the Craniosacral rhythm and how well the rhythm is reflecting out to the rest of the body.
Using ‘listening hands’ to tune in to the patterns of rhythmic motion, craniosacral therapists can evaluate imbalances in the natural expression of movement and use a range of non-invasive therapeutic skills to encourage the release of restrictions.
The emphasis is always on listening, as the person’s system knows its own pathway back to health. This is totally respected during treatment and the therapist follows but does not direct the process. There are no manipulation techniques used.
CST is a holistic therapy and respects that restriction or imbalance can have many causes. This may be due to physical injury and/or emotional disturbance.
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I am a graduate of the College of Craniosacral Therapy in London and have been a registered member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK since 2008. Before working at Tillow Barn in Dorking, I ran a successful practice in Whitstable, Kent.
Initially trained in the techniques of biospiritual focusing, I naturally expanded my interest in listening to the inner wisdom of the body through the felt sense by studying Craniosacral therapy. Craniosacral therapy is well known for the treatment of babies but it is also suitable for a wide range of conditions in both young and old.
I have particular experience in working compassionately with individuals during stressful times in their lives. The quiet sensitive quality of Craniosacral therapy brings stillness to the body and mind allowing both physical and emotional release and a restoration of balance and vitality.
Having benefitted personally from Craniosacral therapy myself I have a great understanding of the work and now feel privileged to be able to help others through this gentle but profound therapy. I have a background in medical education in the NHS and founded a charity which supported medical education. Alongside my therapy practice I have an interest in end of life care and worked for many years for a hospice supporting an international training programme in palliative care.
(Please note that initial consultations may require a slightly longer appt.)