Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a natural, safe and effective treatment that evolved from the findings of osteopaths in the cranial field in the last century. It was discovered that listening deeply into the system reveals an expression of health arising from the fluids in the central nervous system, the core of our being.
Using a light touch, or gentle pressure, the therapist listens to the underlying rhythms and tides of the craniosacral motion. You may feel different sensations in the body such as tingling or warmth. A sense of spaciousness and deep relaxation can emerge as the body lets go of tension and holding patterns, and orients towards a vibrant stillness.
The client lies fully clothed on the couch, contact is commonly at the sacrum (at the base of the spine) and the cranium (at the head) but can be anywhere on the body that needs attention.
It is a non manipulative and gentle treatment that is sought out for a wide range of conditions such as headaches, back and shoulder pain, injuries, trauma, stress related symptoms, fatigue and anxiety.
Accordingly, some people may need to have a series of treatments, while others have regular sessions as part of their wellness maintenance. People often report a sense of feeling better in themselves, decreased pain, having more energy and feeling calm and at peace.
To read more about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Craniosacral motion and the ‘Breath if Life’ here is a beautifully concise description written by senior teacher and author of ‘Wisdom In The Body’ Michael Kern craniosacraltherapy.org/whatis
£60 an hour adults and children at
The Healthy Living Centre, Islington, N1
£50 an hour adults, £45 for children and babies at
Border Road, Sydenham, SE26.
Pregnancy, Mother and Babies
As Craniosacral Therapy is such a gentle treatment, it is widely recommended for both mothers and babies. It can help to undo compressive forces or interventions from the birth process and is a wonderful way to prepare the body for birth.
Stress and strains both internally, from physiological changes, accidents, injuries, and externally from school, family and environment, can have a huge impact on children’s development. Treatments can help to balance out the body, support transitional periods and the tremendous changes in life as children mature and grow.
Testimonials - craniosacral
‘’I had my first craniosacral therapy in July with Gabrielle. It was the most deeply healing treatment I’ve ever experienced. I was dealing with a lot of personal trauma and change in my life at the time and I firmly believe that the sessions made the difference in being able to cope.’’
‘’I began having cranial treatment after an unexpected epileptic seizure a couple of weeks before which left me feeling anxious and suffering from insomnia. Gabrielle has such a nice way about her, she is softly spoken, an excellent listener and so knowledgeable in her work. The work is subtle and unobtrusive, but the effects are quite profound. I often felt like I had slept for eight hours. Fingers crossed I’ve been seizure free since. I’ve been feeling better in myself, my anxiety levels have decreased and I’m sleeping better. Gabrielle, thank you for your healingness.’’
‘’As a musician I am trained to listen, and with cranial therapy I’m learning to listen to my body without sounds, through all these powerful sensations. The energy flowing through Gabrielle’s hands is another kind of music. After each session the sensations are different, The body is better grounded, more light, more free and of course the pain is released ‘’