Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle form of ‘hands-on’ therapy. This gentle contact supports the whole body system to settle and rest. 

During the session, the therapist listens to the body through their hands and tunes into deeper rhythms within our bodies. These rhythms are different from breathing and the heartbeat and can be felt in the subtle movements of the fluids and tissues in our bodies. 

Through this listening, the practitioner can sense where the body is holding patterns of tension, contraction, and areas of restriction. By holding and allowing the body to settle into this deeper healing state, Craniosacral Therapy works to help the body release these restrictive patterns allowing vitality and energy to return to the whole body. 

Reasons to try Craniosacral Therapy

People come to Craniosacral therapy for a range of reasons. These include a variety of pain conditions, stress and anxiety, trauma recovery, headaches and migraines, digestive difficulties, and issues associated with women’s health, such as menstruation and menopause.

Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy 

There is a range of benefits of Craniosacral Therapy – but these differ from person to person. Although Craniosacral Therapy supports our overall health, it can affect all sorts of changes in the body, both those we might hope for and unexpected changes.  

Our bodies hold emotional and physical experiences 

Our bodies hold the many emotional and physical experiences we have had. These might be injuries, illnesses, and traumatic events; they might be recent or from the past, some as long ago as our birth. With some of these, we might have been able to find the resources to recover as our bodies are amazingly resilient and programmed to self-repair. Some experiences, though, can become lodged in us. This can impact our health as our bodies manage and adapt to these experiences. This can result in physical and emotional pain.

What happens in a session?

Craniosacral therapy involves lying on a couch, fully clothed, while the therapist makes gentle physical contact with the body. The body is commonly held at the feet, head, and along the spine, including the sacrum (base of the spine), but may also hold other areas of the body depending on what is needed.

The sessions can feel different for everyone and differ from session to session. You may feel deep relaxation and sensations such as heat, cold, motion, tingling, and pulsing. Afterward, you might feel tired, relaxed, or rested as if you’ve had a good sleep. Some people feel energised with greater freedom and movement; others describe feeling as if something has been organised and realigned or more settled. Changes and sensations can continue for a few days after the session. Sometimes clients report feeling both emotional and physical changes after a session as the process continues working through the system. As it is a subtle form of therapy, it can sometimes take time for longer-term changes to be noticed.

Craniosacral therapy in Chapel Allerton

Each session is 55 minutes. A first session will also include taking your health history. Sessions cost £50, and there is an Introductory price for Chapel Allerton Clients of £45. You can pay with cash or a Bank transfer.

About Heather

Heather is a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and a registered practitioner with the Craniosacral Therapy Association. In addition, Heather has a background as a Psychotherapist and is currently undertaking the Comprehensive Polestar Pilates training with Claire Sparrow. 

If you want to know more, please contact Heather to have further conversations about your particular health concerns and what it is that is drawing you to Craniosacral Therapy. 

Heather’s contact details

Email or phone 07786064424

You might also want to contact The Craniosacral Therapy Association for further information: