Craniosacral Therapy

Children and Teen having Craniosacral treatments may be helped with

  • Learning difficulties and autism

  • Behavioural disorders

  • Dyslexia and squint

  • Anxiety, mood swings

  • Sleep Problems

Symptoms of babies that may benefit from Craniosacral treatment include

  • Crying and unsettled babies

  • Feeding difficulties such as poor latching on and regurgitation of feed

  • Sickness, colic, wind and digestive disturbances

  • Sleep problems

  • Birth trauma

  • Recurrent infections such as ear infections

  • Persistent coughs and runny nose

  • Wry neck – when baby turns head to one side all the time

  • Flattened areas of the head​

Adults with the following symptoms may benefit

  • ​Tinnitus

  • Anxiety, depression, stress

  • Insomnia

  • Post trauma

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Back or neck pain

  • Asthma

  • Persistent chronic pain

  • Stress and muscle tension

  • Arthritis pain

  • Jaw pain and clicking

  • Accidents and whiplash

What to expect during a session?

In a typical Craniosacral session, you lie fully clothed on a treatment couch. If lying is difficult, alternative positions such as sitting or side-lying can be arranged. 
Often, a profound sense of relaxation and calm is experienced during or after the treatment. As you are invited to let go and settle into the couch, you can become more aware of your body, subtle movements and sensations, maybe heat or tingling, responses to the treatment. Or you may not feel anything at all, and even fall asleep, and that is also fine. There will be a time of integration after the treatment whereby the effects may be felt during the days following, as your body is adjusting.

Baby Elderly Lady receiving craniosacral therapy

The importance of Craniosacral Treatments for Babies

Babies are subjected to strong forces during the birthing process. The stress of having to turn and twist during delivery can create issues.

In a Normal delivery, the baby’s head has the remarkable ability to absorb these stresses. The size of the head reduces when the soft bones overlap, bend and warp as the baby descends.

As a result, some babies are born with odd shaped heads. During the first few days, the baby’s head gradually readjust.

However, this “unmoulding” process is understood by Craniosacral therapists to sometimes be incomplete, especially if the birth has been difficult. The baby may have to live with some very uncomfortable, abnormal muscle tension within the head and body as a result of this “retained moulding”.

This can result in a crying, irritable baby, or a baby that needs to be rocked to sleep and who prefers being carried. This is because the baby is often uncomfortable, and more so when lying down.

Caesarean section deliveries may also be associated with sleeping and feeding problems in babies.

Usually, around 2 to 6 treatments of Craniosacral therapy are sufficient when babies have common symptoms, such as mild colic or are poor sleepers.

It is wonderful to see the change that can occur, and the baby become calm and happy. Now, mum and dad can enjoy this precious time together without the worry of seeing their baby distressed.

"Highly recommended!

Lut’s sessions and herself are very precious. She has a way of connecting with you and making you feel at ease.

You will feel understood, heard and at peace each time you visit. Lut helped me overcome daily panic attacks and depression for which I am immensely grateful and continues to guide me on my healing journey"  Diren. D

Teenage Girl receiving craniosacral therapy
Therapist holding patient's feet during craniosacral therapy
Baby Adult man receiving craniosacral therapy

An Overview

Craniosacral therapy developed from the work of an American osteopath, Dr William Sutherland, in the early 1900s. He discovered that the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord has its own rhythmic motion – known as Craniosacral motion, which is expressed throughout the whole body.  

Physical and emotional knocks and stresses throughout life will inevitably cause a degree of trauma and shock on some level, leading to the body’s tissues contracting and tightening. These restrictions can remain held in the body and, if not addressed, can lead to physical and emotional symptoms such as anxiety and stress or back pain.

Baby receiving craniosacral therapy
Teenager receiving craniosacral therapy

Why choose a CSTA-registered practitioner? 

Many people do not realise that in the UK almost all complementary therapies, including Craniosacral therapy, are not subject to statutory regulation but rely on voluntary self-regulation. This means that if a practitioner is not a member of a reputable regulatory body, they do not have to meet any requirements in order to demonstrate that they are competent and safe to practise.

The CSTA sets the highest UK standards of training and ongoing development for its practitioners. These include: the length and scope of the initial training; requirements for continuing professional development and supervision; being bound by their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice; keeping up to date with legal obligations. 

I am a registered practitioner listed in CSTA directory and you can be assured of my commitment to meeting their professional standards.