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What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a subtle and profound hands-on therapy, working directly with the body's natural capacity to heal itself.


CST developed from the work of an American Osteopath, Dr William Sutherland in the early 1900s. Through insight, observation and experiments he discovered intrinsic movements of the bones of the skull and that the bones express a specific rhythm in the body more subtle than the lung or heart rhythms. He observed that these movements are inextricably linked with physical, mental and emotional health and that any restriction of these movements will affect the expression of health and the body's natural capacity to heal itself. All healthy living tissues subtly 'breathe' with this rhythmic motion which can be palpated by sensitive hands.


During our lives our bodies become patterned, shaped and conditioned according to how we deal with stresses or trauma such as physical injuries, emotional and psychological stresses, birth trauma and toxicity. If we are unable to dissipate the effect of these experiences they can become held in the body leading to a wide range of health problems, until a time that we are able to process and resolve them.

The emphasis in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is to help resolve the trapped forces that underlie patterns of disease and suffering in both mind and body, by working with the underlying forces that govern our health. This involves taking a holistic and patient centred approach to treatment that incorporates an appreciation of body, mind and spirit.


CST is suitable for people of all ages and can address:-

  • Physical aches and pains.

  • Acute and chronic diseases.

  • Emotional or psychological disturbances.


Craniosacral Therapy is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor.

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