Mrs Joan Colling


H0W CAN CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY HELP ME?Some clients who have experienced Craniosacral Therapy, have said that it has been helpful in the following conditions:​ Alleviates or Releases Physical Pain - Reduced Stress Levels - Supported Emotional Issues​​ - Re-establishing Energy Levels​​ Supports General Well being - Deeper Levels of Relaxation. This treatment can also give a comfortable feeling of expansion and softening throughout the whole body while its aims to promotes a healthy functioning within the body's own natural processes.

​​WHAT HAPPENS IN A CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY SESSION? Craniosacral Therapy session takes place with you lying on a couch fully clothed. Care is taken that each touch is comfortable to your particular needs. The therapist will either sits or stands and makes light contacts to various places on the body, (mainly cranium or sacrum). The Craniosacral Therapy session is a safe and quiet space where you and your body can relax and response to the gentle touch used by a therapist. The Craniosacral therapists will begin by 'listen' to the body and where it wants to be acknowledged. The body will guide the therapist often intuitively its needs and to the contact. There is no protocol to be followed or a complete set of contact holds, nor is there a time limit placed on a specific hold. It could be that the whole session is around the sacrum as this is what the body requires! The body's intelligence will decide the order to resolve the problem held within the body. Think of a knotted ball of wool, your intelligence knows which 'knot' to deal with and knows which order to move through to get to the ones in the centre without knotting up more 'knots' in the process. This is the same as the intelligence within your body.

WHAT TRAINING DO CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST UNDERTAKE? The craniosacral therapist would have to studied in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease at a AS level before being excepted onto a two year's vocational training on Craniosacral Therapy and the central nervous system. Following the completion of the course, the craniosacral therapist must continue to adhere to the ethics and integrity of the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA) and obtain full professional insurance before working with the public. The CSTA requirements are to undergo yearly continuous professional development (CPD) and hold a First Aid Certificate. A full member of the association will have RCST behind their name, (Registered Craniosacral Therapist).

SOME MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO BENEFIT FROM CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: Arthritis Rheumatoid-Osteoarthritis, Asthma, Autism, Back Pain, Birth Trauma Issues, Bronchitis, Baby Colic, Digestive Problems, Frozen Shoulder, Hormonal Imbalances, Hyperactivity (ADHD), Immune System Disorders, Insomnia, Lethargy, Menopause, Menstrual Pain, Stress-Anxiety-Depression, Migraine-Headaches, Sciatica Pain, Sinusitis, Temporomandibular Joint Issues (TMJ), Whiplash Injuries, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), Polymyalgia, Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS), Tinnitus, Inner Ear Problems, Constipation, Osteoporosis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Spinal Injury, Emotional Problems. Childhood illnesses, Post-Traumatic Stress, Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.), Autism Spectrum Disorder, 

ANY CONTRA-INDICATION: There are certain individuals who should not use Craniosacral therapy, these include a history of recent traumatic head injuries which may include cranio-bleed or skull-fractures, severe bleeding disorders, cranial diagnosed aneurysm. Depending on your symptoms you may be asked at your first session whether you have consulted your GP or you may be recommended to do so before treatment can take place. 

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: does not seek to replace conventional medicine but can work successfully alongside it. With alternative and complementary medicine there is occasionally a period of adjustment, after the treatment when minor discomfort may occur as a result of the healing processes being activated. It is generally short lived and usually seen as a sign of positive natural re-balancing of the body and its systems. A Craniosacral Therapy treatment is a very relaxing therapy and has none of the side effects that come with medications! In conclusion Craniosacral Therapy is useful as both a primary treatment method or as part of a treatment program combined with other traditional medicines or complementary therapies.

IF I HAVE THE FLU OR A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE SHOULD I HAVE A TREATMENT? "No". As a kindness to your practitioner please wait until you are feeling better and not contagious before scheduling a session.

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Craniosacral Therapy Can Help!

How Many Session Would I Require.

Craniosacral Therapy is tailored to a client's particular needs and state of health. The number of sessions required may vary from person to person. In general, acute conditions often respond well in just a few session however, more chronic issues may need a series of sessions to gain the full benefit. Depending on what health condition you require treatment for, it is advisable to have a couple of sessions to explore whether Craniosacral Therapy is right for you.

How Long Will The Adult Session Last?

The session will last for approximately one hour (treatment 45 minutes) with a short consultation at the beginning to discuss any concerns you may have and at the end of the session to discuss anything you may have experienced during the treatment.

Adult Session

First session - consultation/treatment £45.00

Follow up - 60 minute session £45.00

Children Session (under 12 yrs)

First session - consultation/treatment £40.00

Follow up - 30 minute session: £35.00 

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