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Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy can help with physical aches and pains, as well as emotional problems that you may be experiencing as a result of your breast cancer.

The therapy is  a gentle, non-invasive way of working with the body using light touch. It helps to reunite mind and body to restore harmony, vitality and balance.

It was developed by an osteopath in the 1970′s and is based on an approach discovered over 100 years ago. The craniosacral system includes the bones of the skull, face, spine and the brain and spinal cord, surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Through gentle touch the therapist can detect where the body is out of balance and where it has been restricted by trauma to the body. For example, falls, accidents and general nervous tension can cause these restrictions.

Craniosacral therapists are trained to recognise when the normal balance of the body is disturbed and can help address this with gentle touch and holding parts of the body.

What can craniosacral therapy help with?

Most of our visitors find that craniosacral therapy helped them with physical aches and pains as well as emotional problems. During treatment for breast cancer, it is deeply relaxing and can help to relieve side effects through its gentle balancing action in the body.

What happens in a craniosacral therapy session?

In a typical craniosacral session, you will usually lie (or sometimes sit) fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands lightly on or under the back of your head or any other part of your body and will tune in to what is happening by detecting tensions in the body with their hands. Contact is made carefully so that you will feel at ease with what is happening.

When can Craniosacral therapy be given?

Craniosacral therapy is so gentle that it is suitable for people in fragile or acutely painful conditions.

Number and length of appointments

Craniosacral therapy is generally given as a short course of treatments of an hour each.

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