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Who can benefit from craniosacral therapy

The subtle, respectful and non-invasive nature of Craniosacral therapy means that it is suitable for all ages including babies and children, women during pregnancy, adults and elders. Craniosacral therapy treats the whole person and is patient led.


Conditions that may respond well to Craniosacral therapy include -


  • Back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Migraine

  • Tinnitus

  • Whiplash

  • Acute and Chronic pain disorders

  • TMJ disorders

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Inner ear balance problems

  • Stress related conditions

  • Chronic Fatigue ME

  • Anxiety, Depression

  • Birth trauma

  • Digestive problems

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Immune system disorders

  • Insomnia

For Babies - Biodynamic craniosacral therapy can be very effective in supporting the post birth relational field to settle, helping to establish healthy and secure bonding between mother and baby. 


For some, the process of birth may have been overwhelming and traumatic, and some residual shock may be present as tension and fear held in the body. Craniosacral therapy can give you the space to process these effects safely and find some calm at the centre of the storm. 


This can be a very inclusive process incorporating dad and siblings too, or a valuable time-out for you and your baby from a busy schedule and family environment. You can cuddle your baby and breast-feed during the treatment.

Toddlers can be read to or engage in play with you and/or the therapist during the session. 


   Craniosacral therapy may support your baby with common complaints including -

  • Colic

  • Reflux and allergies

  • Torticollis (wry neck)

  • Establishing and supporting breast-feeding

  • Encouraging sleeping patterns

During pregnancy - The gentle and calm nature of craniosacral therapy means that it is a safe choice for women in pregnancy. Craniosacral therapy can be very nurturing for you as a way of preparing for Birth, supporting you and baby during the pregnancy, and help to provide some relief from pregnancy associated symptoms such as lower back pain, sore swollen feet, and can help to reduce fatigue by balancing the hormonal and nervous systems. 


Neuro biology and psychoneuroendocrinology recognise that the prenatal experience of the baby in the womb is heavily influenced by environment or inner state of the mother, she literally 'is' the lived experience of the baby during his or her time in the womb. During the pregnancy Mum's experience and emotional tone contribute to the developing sense of wellness and danger that baby takes on. Craniosacral therapy is ideal for providing a space where stress levels during pregnancy can be eased, allowing time for wellbeing and bonding to be nurtured. 

For Children - Craniosacral therapy can be beneficial for many common

behavioural, social and learning difficulties. The unhurried, sensitive and 

patient led nature of the treatment process allows the physical and emotional 

needs of the individual child to be met at their own pace.

To discuss further questions regarding the nature of a treatment please contact me directly for a fully confidential conversation, or visit the Craniosacral Therapy association website for more infromation

Please note that Craniosacral therapy is intended to support the work of your medical practitioner or GP and not replace or go against advice you are given by them. You should always contact your GP or medical practitioner without delay if you are concerned you might be suffering from a serious health condition.

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