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Craniosacral Therapy London

Located in central London, Bodywork Massage offers top-quality craniosacral therapy (CST) to suit your individual needs.

CST is a non-invasive treatment that supports your body to heal. It’s an effective method of applying gentle pressure to the body in order to help you rejuvenate, re-balance, rest and recover.

As well as supporting healing around physical conditions, CST is an excellent approach to de-stress and restore your emotional health.

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More about craniosacral therapy

The craniosacral system is a physiological system. It’s made up of the membranes, cerebrospinal fluid, bones, and tissue that surround the brain and spinal cord.

People experience different types of trauma whether physical, mental, or emotional. Ongoing effects of trauma manifest in the body through restrictions. It’s important to note that CST is concerned with the whole person, not simply the head.

Craniosacral therapy is coined due to how the therapist works with the bones, body tissues, and fluids.

The therapist identifies any restrictions in these areas and uses fascial palpation techniques (light touch and subtle movements on connective tissue) to trigger the healing process in the human body.

The approach releases both physical and emotional blockages meaning restrictions are treated and eased. The cerebrospinal fluid is better able to flow and this has long-lasting effects.

This therapy is especially beneficial in pain reduction and improving overall well-being.[1]

Your mind-body connection is rejuvenated and restored, the stresses of everyday life are eased, and you find a place of balance.

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How does CST work?

Craniosacral therapy works by releasing restrictions in the head, body, and nerves. It also improves the movement of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system.

As you’d expect craniosacral therapy came out of osteopathy. It dates back to Dr. Andrew Taylor Still’s system of osteopathic medicine in the nineteenth century.

Dr William Sutherland subsequently developed the approach after discovering subtle movements in the craniosacral system that improve health outcomes.

Its use of gentle touch around the central nervous system helps your body to naturally “reset”.

Still is quoted as saying, “the cerebrospinal fluid is one of the highest known elements that are contained in the body, and unless the brain furnishes this fluid in abundance, a disabled condition of the body will remain”.[2]

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Why do people opt for craniosacral therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is one of the complementary therapies that is shown to be useful for treating chronic pain.[3]

As well as this, it’s an excellent treatment in relation to conditions related to mental and emotional health.

This approach offers you a way of supporting your mind and body in a holistic way meaning all areas are supported and can work in a synergistic way. It’s an excellent therapy that works alongside primary healthcare options.

People choose CST in relation to treating the following:

  • Headaches and migraine
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tooth pain
  • Facial asymmetries and misaligned bones
  • Stress-related illnesses (i.e. insomnia, IBS)
  • Mental health conditions (i.e anxiety, depression)
  • Emotional health (i.e. historic trauma, PTSD, birth trauma)

Many find craniosacral therapy a reliable way to release from stressful everyday lives.

In London, this often relates to high-pressured jobs and for others juggling household duties with personal goals and lifestyle choices.

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The benefits of craniosacral therapy

Having CST thoroughly targets the craniosacral system. Sessions usually leave you feeling calm and deeply relaxed due to the effects on the central nervous system and the physiological system.

As well as this, you’re likely to see an improvement in mental health symptoms. Many people appreciate that it’s a non-invasive therapy using light contact. This also makes it suitable for people of all ages from newborns to the elderly.

Finally, CST is a treatment that doesn’t include the risk of pharmacological side effects which is a positive for some.

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What happens during a CST session?

Before your craniosacral therapy session, you’ll have a consultation. This is to discuss symptoms and treatment.

During the treatment session, you’ll lay face-up on a massage table fully clothed. As already mentioned, a gentle touch is applied to the head and body. Sometimes more pressure is exerted according to individual needs.

You’ll feel relaxed and could enter a dream-like state. You’re also likely to feel tingling, increases as well decreases in temperature, and releases throughout the body. Some people feel as though subtle movements occur in the body.

CST is often described as feeling profound.

A few days after treatment you might feel changes as the craniosacral therapy continues to instigate healing in the system that ripples out through the body.

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How much treatment should I have at Bodywork Massage, London?

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your symptoms and needs. Some people opt for regular treatment because of how CST supports everyday life.

If you’re new to CST, you might book in for 3-5 regular sessions to see how you respond before discussing ongoing options.

Finding the right craniosacral therapist for you

It’s important to have a trained craniosacral therapist. As well as CST therapists, the treatment can be carried out by trained osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths, and physical therapists.

At Bodywork Massage, I am fully trained in craniosacral therapy, am accredited by various authorities, and have years of experience working with people in the holistic field.

Call me today and I’ll be happy to answer any questions, discuss your needs, or alternatively arrange a consultation.

Dentistry and craniosacral system

There’s a link between the mouth and the body. The bone motion in the mouth can be restricted if there’s been trauma. Trauma includes dentistry such as root canal, tooth extraction, dentures, bridges and these can cause headaches, migraines, neck ache, nasal issues, and back pain.

CST helps release facial, head, and neck patterns and can provide aid around dental appointments. It’s a therapy that eases craniocervical pain and dysfunction and is beneficial in the following instances:

In relation to aligning the teeth in orthodontics. CST isn’t invasive and is an advisable option before braces. Alternatively, it can be carried out after each orthodontic appointment.

  1. In supporting the body to heal after the use of anaesthetics and antibiotics. CST supports the body to eliminate toxins.
  2. Birthing patterns and craniosacral system

When working with newborns, a CST therapist uses gentle touch. This helps the baby to feel relaxed and calm. The goal of CST in this case is to release any stress patterns, strains, and traumatic memories. These can occur during pregnancy and birth.

CST addresses and heals the baby’s craniosacral system. This aids with movement in the head and body and also aids with sleep.

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FAQs – craniosacral therapy in London

Below, we offer some answers to common questions you may have about out craniosacral therapy in London:

1. What is craniosacral therapy good for?

Craniosacral therapy is effective at treating headaches and migraine, back and neck pain, bone misalignment, stress-related disorders, and emotional trauma.

2. How effective is craniosacral therapy?

Research shows that craniosacral therapy reduces chronic pain and improves general well-being. CST has ongoing effects lasting around six months for some patients.

3. Is craniosacral therapy good for anxiety?

Craniosacral therapy is especially useful in treating anxiety. During sessions, people experience feelings of deep relaxation due to the effects on the central nervous system. The effects of CST last beyond the session and can improve mental and emotional health symptoms.

4. Is craniosacral therapy the same as Reiki?

No. Craniosacral therapy addresses blockages and restrictions in the physical body. It promotes the flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord. Reiki practitioners work with energy fields.

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Meet the therapist

My name is Lubna and I am a Holistic Food Coach, Natural Chef, Massage Specialist & Yoga teacher. I am passionate about your health and well-being. After spending years working in property management in London I was left feeling stressed and unfulfilled.

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