Treatment

what does the treatment involve ?

In a typical cranio-sacral session, you will usually lie (or sometimes sit) fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands lightly on your body and tuning in to what is happening by ‘listening’ with their hands. Contact is made carefully so that you will feel at ease with what is happening.
The first thing you will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. With subsequent treatments this release of tension begins to extend into everyday life. The work can address physical aches and pains, acute and chronic disease, emotional or psychological disturbances, or simply help to develop well-being, health and vitality.

Cranio-sacral therapy is so gentle that it is suitable for babies, children, and the elderly, as well as adults and people in fragile or acutely painful conditions. Treatment can aid almost any condition, raising vitality and improving the body's capacity for self-repair.
Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment. The work can involve resolution of past events and is often profoundly relaxing, deeply moving and exhilarating.

what does it actually feel like ?

Most people find cranial sessions pleasant and relaxing. People often talk of feeling as if they have "had their batteries charged". Sometimes people feel tingling or numbing sensations or they may experience momentary pain related to past events. When this settles, the net result is one of feeling better. People often feel as if things are reorganising inside them or as if a weight has been lifted from their shoulders.

How many sessions will I need ?

The number of sessions required depends entirely on the condition being treated. Acute injury and disease states can benefit enormously from 1 - 6 sessions; with chronic debilitating disease or severe injury, it is usually necessary to work for longer in order to develop well-being and skills of managing symptoms, as well as dealing with symptoms directly.

will treatments help if I have no particular symptoms ?

Yes, many people find that cranio-sacral therapy helps them feel better and enjoy life more. Their energy levels improve and they are able to deal with everyday stress more positively. People often find it easier to fight off minor infections, and regular treatments may help prevent more serious conditions from developing in the future.

what are the benefits ?

  • Increased sense of relaxation.
  • Improvement of the symptoms you came to see the practitioner about. Quite simply, you get better.
  • Improvement of other symptoms. For example, someone coming for treatment for a bad back can find that, as well as their back pain easing, the migraines
  • they have had for years have got better too.
  • Change in behaviour patterns, leading to an improvement in relationships with friends, family, colleagues, etc .
  • Greater capacity to manage life in general.
  • Better management of specific disease symptoms.
  • Reduced stress levels.
  • Improvement of psychological issues.
  • Reduction in effects of past trauma.
  • Improved sense of well-being.