Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Question 1 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. I will either sits or stands and makes light contacts to various places on your body, (mainly cranium or sacrum). I will begin with this light gentle touch on your shoulders while 'listening” to your body and to where it wants to be acknowledged. The body will guide me often intuitively its needs and to the level of 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.
2. Question 2 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.
3. Question 3 Payment Method:
Payment by cash, or bank transfer. I presently do not have the facility to accept payment by debit or credit cards. Each appointment is to be paid for after treatment.
4. Question 4 Craniosacral Therapy After Treatment:
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! Craniosacral Therapy does not seek to replace conventional medicine but can work successfully alongside it.
5. Question 5 What Training Did I undertake to become a Craniosacral Therapist?
My craniosacral therapy training was to study in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease before being excepted onto a two year's vocational training on Craniosacral Therapy. Following the completion of the course, I now have to 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. I am a full member of the association which entitles me to use RCST behind my name, (Registered Craniosacral Therapist).
6. Question 6 If I Have Flu Or An Contagious Disease Should I Have Treatment?
"No". As a kindness to me please wait until you are feeling better and not contagious before scheduling a session