Discover craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment that evolved from osteopathic medicine to correct imbalances in the body. It is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your daily life. It releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and disfunction and improves the whole body health and performance. 

The craniosacral system contains the brain, spinal cord and all related structures. Any restrictions or imbalances in the system may directly affect any or all aspects of the central nervous system performance. These problems can be detected and corrected by a skilled craniosacral therapist.
CST is so gentle that it is suitable for babies, children and the elderly, as well as adults and people with fragile or acutely painful conditions. 

The following conditions would benefit from craniosacral therapy:

  • Persistent pain anywhere in the body.
  • Stress and tension related disorders.
  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • TMJ syndrome/jaw disorder.
  • Brain and spinal could injuries
  • Infant and childhood disorders.

What you experience from a session is highly individual. The sessions are deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on. A typical craniosacral session takes place in a quiet, private setting. You remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable padded bed. Delicate manual techniques are applied to release problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system.

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Written by Katia Burrows - Acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, massage, cupping & more

I began studying craniosacral therapy in 2004 at the Upledger Institute UK with further studies in the United States, where I also studied myofascial release. Furthermore, I studied acupuncture at the college of Chinese medicine in London.

I am very fortunate to be able to help people to lead a better life.… Read more

Written by Katia Burrows - Acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, massage, cupping & more

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