Cranio – Sacral Therapy

What is it?


Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle non invasive yet very powerful therapy. It has profound healing processes which can release the deeply held patterns of disease both physical and psychological which accumulate throughout life as a result of injury and illness. These stresses become held into the body’s tissues leading to ill health and dysfunction.


The principle of the therapy uses a gentle hands on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the Craniosacral system, Craniosacral therapy helps protect and assist the delicate tissues of our nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, the cerebral spinal fluid, muscles, soft tissue structures and nerve fibers. The therapy promotes the natural healing forces within the body to overcome disease and disturbance and to releases tensions and restrictions in order that symptoms, conditions and their underlying causes can be resolved.

What does it involve?


Treatment is performed with the patient lying down fully clothed in a quite environment. Very gentle touch of the hands of the therapist is carried out around the head, the sacrum (tailbone) the trunk, feet or any other part of the body.

How does it work?


Stresses, traumas, strains or tensions that are exposed to the body and often remain in the body for many years can inhibit the body’s natural capacity to self repair. The therapist who is trained to feel and tune into a rhythmic motion felt in the body can utilise this to investigate areas of restrictions or congestion within the body. The rhythmic motion is felt around the head and corresponds to a reduction in the flow of cerebral spinal fluid which is needed to promote healing. Gentle techniques around the head and the body are used to manipulate and help restore normal movement patterns and aid the natural healing process.

What conditions can benefit from this therapy?


  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Vertigo and sensory problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle tension
  • Infants and newborns following birth traumas
  • Infections
  • Jaw and problems arising from dental work
  • Chronic fatigue, CFS/ME
  • Neurological conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional or psychological stresses
  • Acute and chronic disease
  • And many more…