Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on, non-invasive therapeutic approach for balancing structures in our bodies and supporting our self-healing abilities. Our body’s natural tendency is to self-correct and rebalance to a healthier state and this therapy does just that.

HOW DOES CST WORK? As a Craniosacral Therapist I will tune-in to the subtle rhythm of your craniosacral rhythm (the motion of the cerebrospinal fluid) and evaluate how it reflects throughout your body. By using gentle, non-invasive techniques including pressure usually no greater than 5 grams, I will connect with your body’s natural self-healing processes; listening and evaluating your fluidity of motion in various parts of your system.

This aids improvement in the function of your central nervous system and prompts an unravelling of any constricted fascia and connective tissue surrounding muscles, organs, bones, brain, spinal cord and organs, enhancing your body’s immune system and functionality.

This method assists in the release of restrictions, perhaps from injury and trauma, boosts your immune system and encourages your body’s ability to restore itself back to health, thus improving the functioning and vitality of your whole body.

HISTORY: Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was developed by the osteopathic physician John Upledger from the USA in the 1970’s. Dr Upledger was assisting in a spinal surgery when he discovered the dural tube had a movement of its own. He carried on with research and clinical studies discovering what is called the craniosacral rhythm and the craniosacral system of which is comprised of membranes, bones and cerebrospinal fluid that nourishes, surrounds & protects the brain and spinal cord. This system directs and controls all of our body processes.

Craniosacral Therapy can resolve deep unhealthy compensations within your physiological system that can often affect your quality of life. It can address unresolved emotional issues which have been stored within tissue in your body. By following your patterns of expression within your tissue often emotions and memories are provoked taking you back to the origin of the dysfunction, enabling resolutions and reducing pain you are feeling in the area or in another part of your body.

WHAT CAN CST TREAT? Due to the central role that the Craniosacral system plays in the functioning of your entire body any restriction can have expansive and varied effects. Craniosacral Therapy can help with the treatment of these symptoms:

  • Chronic Pain – head, neck & body
  • Pain and trauma after injury or surgery
  • Physical dysfunction
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Digestive problems
  • Emotional difficulties & depression
  • Stress, tension and anxiety
  • Pregnancy emotions and pains
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Dental/Orthodontic work
  • Post-acute head trauma
  • Visual changes
  • Connective tissue disorders and Fibromyalgia
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome or TMJ disorders (jaw)
  • There are many more….

BABIES AND CHILDREN: Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive and safe treatment ideal for newborn babies or young children who may have experienced long birthing processes or unsettling trauma effecting their sleeping and feeding patterns or development system.

The birthing process can be responsible for sensory, motor or neurological dysfunctions. It is a drastic environmental change for the baby and can cause shock and trauma impacting the central nervous system resulting in disabilities. Craniosacral treatment addresses the membrane and fluid restrictions allowing for the infant’s and child’s self healing system to overcome issues.

HOW CAN IT HELP ME? CST helps to identify imbalances and unresolved issues within your body, locating primary holding patterns which maybe new or very old. They may be causing you pain or not. These ‘issues’ are always very different and very individual to each and every client. Your body knows exactly what it needs and this “listening” by a practitioner helps it to self-correct and rebalance.

Your imbalances might arise from past accidents or falls, habitual posture, lifting, headaches, digestive problems, stress from work, giving birth, relationships or family life. They are slowly moving your body away from its normal balanced functioning. The treatment will help to identify and unravel your layers of restriction and patterning within your body, boosting and helping to activate your own body’s inherent self-healing system, aiding rebalance, realignment, relaxation; to return to a balanced place and ideal function.

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Hattie Williams: I started my journey with Upledger Craniosacral Therapy in 2012 and fell in love with this non-invasive, profound and gentle therapy, so much so, that I qualified in July 2015 and am continuing with advanced learning and development.  I truly believe that doing my own “inner work” and from being taught by my inspirational teachers, that I can help my clients to resolve their body’s restrictions and even deeper issues arising from their past history and experiences.
Born a true “Kiwi” (New Zealander) my roots are extended around the world, with past experience in the corporate international sports business industry and are now planted in the tranquil alpine village of Chamonix, Mt. Blanc, France.  I have a wonderful variety of clients of all ages from new born babies to persons over 80 years old that are treated with craniosacral therapy.
Craniosacral training with the Upledger Institute: CST1&2, Somatoemotional Release 1&2, Chronic Depletion, Peadiatrics 1, Brain Speaks 1, Advanced 1, Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing, Clinical Application programmes.

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