Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy works directly with the central nervous system to soothe over-stimulated nerves, release holding patterns and renegotiate physical and emotional trauma. Performed fully-clothed on a massage table, Craniosacral work is extremely gentle and profoundly effective for babies, mothers and adults. In a typical craniosacral session, the therapist makes contact by placing their hands lightly and carefully on the body so that clients will feel at ease with what is happening.  Current research suggests that the body is actually 92% water and the nervous system  regulates the health of this inner aquatic environment.  When the therapist works with the central nervous system, they seek to reduce overexcitation to the nerves to achieve what the nervous system is designed to do: feel relaxed joy and vitality!. 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 often extends into everyday life. The work can address physical aches and pains, birth trauma, accidents and injuries, acute and chronic disease, emotional or psychological disturbances, or simply help to develop well-being, health and vitality. Craniosacral therapy is so gentle that it is ideal and important for babies and children as their developing nervous systems are learning quickly and sensitively, laying down hardwiring in the nerves.  The infant and baby literally forms its nervous system based on the mother and environmental stimuli- it is very important that the baby and mother have a symbiosis of shared peace as much as possible so that the child’s developing nervous system gets set to its maximum degree of health.  Craniosacral work is extremely effective for creating this peaceful symbiosis as it works on the “shared nervous system” that exists between mother and baby. Craniosacral treatment can aid almost any condition, raising vitality and improving the body’s capacity for self-repair.  Some of the conditions successfully worked with are:

  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Back pain
  • Birth trauma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Colic
  • Depression
  • Dyslexia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • Menstrual pain, PMS
  • Migraine
  • Post-operative conditions
  • Problems during and after pregnancy
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus and middle ear problems
  • TMJ (jaw) disorders
  • Visual or balance disturbances (Vertigo)
  • Whiplash injuries

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.

Craniosacral therapy was developed from the work of an American osteopath, Dr William Sutherland, in the early 1900s. He discovered intrinsic movements of the bones in the head and his further research revealed different rhythms in the body. As a result of detailed clinical observation it has become clear that these movements, which can be measured with delicate scientific instruments, are a direct expression of health and offer a way of working with the physical as well as the more subtle aspects of life. Further observation showed that these movements are also inextricably linked with mental and emotional health. Restriction of movement corresponds to a reduction of the natural capacity to self-heal. Using the hands to feel these movements allows craniosacral therapists to facilitate change in areas of restriction. A limitation or absence of the movements implies a reduction in the expression of health which may result in numbness, a sense of something missing, or disease. Craniosacral therapy has developed from clinical experience, which shows that health is something active and not just an absence of disease. It is the expression of life, responsible for the organisation of the millions of processes that are constantly happening in the body. Craniosacral therapy supports health in the body. It helps increase physical vitality and well-being not only effecting structural change but also having much wider implications, emotionally and spiritually. The resulting increased sense of well-being can help with many aspects of life life from strengthening the immune system to improving interpersonal relationships.

Thai Massage and Breema Bodywork

slide4Modalities performed with the recipient lying fully-clothed on a padded mat on the floor. Rhythmic rocking, gentle stretching and joint mobilizations bring the body to a state of dynamic ease and acupressure meridians are treated to facilitate balance in the nervous system.

Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)

A form of therapeutic hands-on work that is highly effective in releasing stress patterns in the body. Contact to the separate layers of the fascia is applied very slowly and evenly- gently moving into the core of accumulated stress. CTM is deeply relaxing yet invigorating and is ideal for optimizing health, vitality, strength and performance.

Therapeutic /Relaxation massage

A wonderful way to maintain vibrant health. Massage is great for stress relief, cardiovascular health and pain reduction. Lotions and oils are applied as free-flowing, calming strokes induce deep states of serenity.