Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a complementary therapy with its origins in osteopathy. It is a gentle yet profound way of supporting our health and wellbeing.
Who is it for? Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, craniosacral therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. It may be appropriate when other therapies are not, such as after an operation, fall or injury. People may come for craniosacral therapy because they have physical problems like headaches or back problems, or long-standing concerns, both physical and emotional. However you do not have to be unwell; many people come for support during stressful periods in their lives and to help meet life’s challenges.
How does it work? Craniosacral therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance restore and heal itself. It helps reduce stress and build up your underlying energy. As practitioners, we work holistically – that is with the whole person. We ‘listen’ through our hands and are led to respond appropriately. We sense tensions in the body and help you release them in a supported and comfortable way. The changes come from within, according to the body’s own intelligence, rather than using any kind of outside force. Craniosacral therapy may help and support people by raising vitality and enabling the body’s own self-healing process to be utilised.
What happens during a session? On your first visit I will listen to your reasons for seeking treatment and take a written case history. This will take additional time but sessions typically last an hour. You only need to remove your shoes as the treatment is carried out fully clothed. You will lie face up on a couch but if this is difficult for you we will find a position that is comfortable. With your permission I will place my hands on you, starting at the feet or shoulders. A light contact is used throughout the session - in biodynamic work we do not use manipulation. When working we never use force, in fact your own body will set the pace of the work. By working in this way, with your body’s natural rhythms, you will be able to integrate any changes that occur during or after a treatment. After a session, you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and feeling of wellbeing.
Craniosacral Therapy is intended to complement not replace the relationship with your medical practitioner. If you have a particular medical concern we would always recommend that you consult your GP. Craniosacral therapists do not diagnose or prescribe medication.
Treatments normally cost £50.00. Introductory offer for new client's first treatment £35.00.
Dawn Thein Holistic Therapy Suite 10 High Beech House 8-10 High Beech Road Loughton Essex IG10 4BL