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Craniosacral Therapy

Baby having craniosacral therapy in London

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch. It supports your body’s inherent ability to balance, repair 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. People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems like headaches, bad backs or breathing difficulties, or long-standing problems both physical and emotional.

The philosophy behind this practice, which was developed by American doctors Dr Andrew Taylor Still, Dr William G Southerland and Dr John E Upledger, is that there are subtle and tiny, rhythmic movements of the cranial bones, sacrum and other tissues and fluids, such as the intracranial and interspinal dural membranes, cerebrospinal fluid and overall nervous system. These seemingly unfelt, rhythmic and involuntary movements are essential for health. The aim of the therapist is to promote their natural motion using specific techniques.

This form of therapy:

  • Promotes deep relaxation, which is vital for health and restoration. It invigorates the parasympathetic nervous system, as often, we become sympathetic-dominant in our fast-paced and ever-changing societies 
  • Enhances physiological processes necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system. This is crucial for the vitality of the central nervous system 

Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. Mothers and babies often come with problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness.

Craniosacral Therapy for Babies

Most babies suffer a degree of shock during labour, particularly after difficult, long labours and emergency C-sections, which can result in poor sleep, excessive crying, colic and breathing problems.

CST can help babies recover from the birthing experience and adjust to their new environment. This can also enable them to begin forming a trusting relationship with their mothers and the world around them.



Practitioners & Pricing

Ged Ferguson

BSc, Lic Ac, MBAcC, CST (Dip)