What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on therapy with gentle, sustained contact through the client’s clothing. Cranial work offers a way of being held that encourages feelings of safety and connection so that stress can be processed. As these feelings grow and become more integrated, we can meet and hold ourselves with more awareness, compassion and patience. How we hold our feelings changes our biology, so this helps the body to regulate sleep, digestion, and muscular tension, as well improving psychological and emotional wellbeing.
What happens in a Craniosacral Therapy Session?
In a typical Craniosacral session, you will lay down or sit fully-clothed on a treatment couch while I make contact with my hands. Common places of contact include the feet, shoulders and head, or under the spine and pelvis. Human touch can evoke powerful physical and emotional responses so contact is made carefully and respectfully. I encourage negotiation in our work together meaning you have complete discretion about where and how long I make contact.
As well as using touch, there may be some verbal interaction during our work together depending on your individual needs. This may include talking about your experiences, sensations, thoughts and feelings that come into awareness through the contact, as well as the ongoing negotiation of physical space and touch. This can be a valuable way to integrate the body and mind, embedding the physical experience with insights that become conscious. Body awareness and meditation style exercises can also be developed between sessions to assist the process.
NB: The sessions I offer are in complementary therapy and are not a substitute for medical care. If you are concerned about your health please also contact your GP.
For appointments or information:
Clinics in Brighton, Haywards Heath and Lewes
Call Steve on 07731 549836
Where to find Craniosacral Therapy in Sussex
I practice in both East Sussex and West Sussex from clinics in Brighton, Lewes and Haywards Heath. The clinics are easy to access from the surrounding areas of Hove, Shoreham by Sea, Portslade, Seaford, Newhaven, Eastourne, Uckfield, Worthing, Crawley, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and the villages of Mid Sussex.