Cranio-sacral therapy

Cranio-sacral therapy (CST) is a form of healing which, through light touch, facilitates the body’s natural powers of self-healing. At the core of the cranio-sacral understanding are the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord and which are a fundamental part of subtle motions and pulsations throughout the whole body. These tide-like pulsations are an interface enabling the therapist to make a connection with the organising forces of life (sometimes called ‘the breath of life’). In craniosacral therapy, palpating these pulsations enables therapists to make a therapeutic relationship with the body-mind through their hands. Thus therapists can gently release tensions and restrictions from past (or current) illnesses, accidents, emotional trauma etc. It is a non-manipulative discipline that has developed from the same origins as cranial osteopathy.

A wide variety of disorders can be helped by cranio-sacral therapy from back pain, headaches and migraines to stress-related and emotional problems, including difficult conditions such as post-operative complications. Some practitioners have become specialists with particular conditions such as tinnitus and autism. CST is particularly suited to the treatment of babies and young children and is effective in treating problems arising from a difficult birth.


David Haas – First Expression
Godalming Holistic Centre | Tel: 07715 171075 | |