Who is it for?
Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, CST is suitable for everyone from newly-born babies to the elderly. Women often come during pregnancy, and mothers and their babies for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both mother and baby to settle into calmness.
CST supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy. The practitioner senses tensions in the body and helps to release them in a supported and comfortable way. During or after a session you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of well-being.
During a session?
During your first session your practitioner will take a written case history, listening with care to the reasons for your visit. This part of the session is important, both for gathering information and to establish a good understanding with your practitioner. The session will last 60 minutes. You remain clothed and will usually lie face up or on your side, or you may be seated. The practitioner makes light contact with your head, the base of your spine and other areas, encouraging your body to relax and begin to make the changes it needs. Because the body functions as a whole, your practitioner may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur.
Some find a session very relaxing for others images or information may come to mind to enable the session to deepen.
I qualified as a Midwife in 1999. I then had two children and I would say that was when my interest and passion for this work began. I had heard of the benefits of craniosacral therapy as a Midwife but experienced the benefits first hand when both my children had treatments, I was intrigued and in 2007 I qualified as a Craniosacral therapist and set up my practice, "Listening-hands" enjoying working with adults and babies. In the following years I attended a number of postgraduate trainings working with the effects of trauma with adults and deepening my knowledge of working with babies.
I then worked as an assistant with Enhancing the Future and a table assistant with the Institute of Craniosacral studies. As my practice continued to develop I became increasingly interested in supporting breastfeeding problems with CST and qualified as an IBCLC Lactation Consultant in 2010. In 2015 I became an Integrative Baby Therapist (IBT) and now work as an assistant with conscious-embodiment.co.uk supporting the teaching of the principles of this work in England and abroad.
About Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy is now extensively practised around the world and continues to develop in popularity for a wide range of people. It is a gentle but potent way of working with the body using a light touch. People sometimes ask about the name “craniosacral therapy” and think it only refers to the head. CST works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions.
When a practitioner places their hands lightly on you during a therapy session, they are using them to listen to the way your body holds physical and emotional tension.
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