Cranio-sacral Therapy

What is Cranio-sacral Therapy?

This extremely gentle therapy uses no manipulation. It is becoming better known based on a number of findings about the body’s subtle physiology, which were made by osteopaths in the USA nearly 100 years ago.

There findings show that every cell in a healthy body expresses a rhythmic movement which is fundamental to life and which has been called craniosacral motion. This is expressed throughout the body in a tide-like ebb and flow motion, while bones, organs and other structures in the body each follow their own particular movement. This motion is so subtle that it is barely measurable in the instruments but the hands of a trained therapist are able to perceive it.
How does it work?

In response to physical knocks and emotional stresses, the body’s tissues contract. Sometimes, particularly the knock is severe or occurs within an emotional simulation. The tissue’s repeat the pattern of behaviour/trauma either physically or emotionally. Restrictions in the body’s functioning show up in the way that cranio-sacral motion is expressed.

The therapist’s training will identify areas where there is congestion or restriction and in this way can identify the possible signs of a problem. Then using the hands to reflect back to the body the pattern it is holding, the therapist provides an opportunity for the body to let go of its restrictive pattern and return to an easier mode of functioning.


Claire Stiling

First appointment (1 hour) £65