Craniosacral Therapy London

Unlocking Your Body's Natural Healing Potential

Craniosacral Therapy available in  London and East Finchley
Adrian Farrell CST

Are you seeking a gentle and non-invasive therapy that promotes relaxation and supports your body's self-healing mechanisms? Look no further than Craniosacral Therapy (CST). Whether you're experiencing physical discomfort, emotional stress, or simply looking to enhance your overall well-being, CST offers a holistic approach to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

 

CST supports your body and nervous system's innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy. During or after a session you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of well-being.

 

A Craniosacral therapist uses their hands in a similar way that a counselor might listen to your words. You respond to this sensitive touch by beginning to listen to yourself. A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a CST session. 

Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

  1. Pain Relief and Stress Reduction: Craniosacral Therapy can help alleviate chronic pain, migraines, and headaches by releasing restrictions in the craniosacral system and improving the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. It also promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and enhances overall well-being.
  2. Improved Mental Clarity and Focus: By balancing the central nervous system, Craniosacral Therapy can enhance mental clarity, concentration, and focus. It can be beneficial for individuals experiencing cognitive difficulties, attention disorders, or emotional imbalances.
  3. Enhanced Immune Function: Craniosacral Therapy supports the body's immune system by improving the circulation of fluids and removing blockages that may hinder optimal immune function. It can be particularly useful for individuals with chronic conditions or those looking to boost their overall health.
  4. Enhanced Body Awareness and Self-Healing: Craniosacral Therapy encourages a deep connection with the body, fostering self-awareness and self-healing. It helps individuals tap into their innate healing potential, leading to a greater sense of empowerment and overall vitality.
  5. Emotional Balance: Emotional stress and trauma can manifest as physical tension or discomfort. Craniosacral Therapy recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind and body, allowing emotional releases and promoting a sense of inner peace. It can be a valuable tool for individuals seeking support in managing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other emotional challenges.
  6. Complementary to Other Modalities: Craniosacral Therapy can be seamlessly integrated with other healthcare practices, including conventional medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy. It complements these modalities by providing a holistic perspective and supporting the body's natural healing processes.

Who is Craniosacral Therapy for?

People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems like headaches or bad backs, or long-standing problems, both physical and emotional. Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly.  Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle.

Craniosacral Therapy for Long Covid and MECFS

Recent survey results on Long Covid treatments placed CST in the top 5 treatments for managing the condition. Given the similarities between Long Covid and MECFS this isn't unexpected as many living with MECFS have been using CST to support their condition for decades.

Efficacy of Craniosacral Therapy for Long Covid

These results were first published here:

During a Craniosacral Therapy Session

Alexander Technique and Craniosacral Therapy in Central London and North London

I will take a case history, listening with care to the reasons for your visit. This part of the session is important, both for gathering information and to establish a good rapport.  The session typically lasts an hour, although this can vary.  You remain clothed and will usually lie face up, although if this is uncomfortable or impractical for you it may be done seated.  Light contact with your head, the base of your spine and other areas is made, encouraging your body to relax and begin to make the changes it needs. Because the body functions as a whole, I may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur. 

Mother and Baby Package

It's common for babies to be referred for craniosacral therapy for conditions such as colic, sleep issues, digestive problems or birth trauma. However, the close/symbiotic relationship between mother and child is so strong that they really share any of these experiences together. Parenting a new baby is stressful enough without other factors complicating it.

 

I find that when working with babies that if the mother's well-being isn't being addressed then it can take longer for your baby to ingrain the changes gained from the treatment. By working with you both together at the same time we can address the bigger picture, and your baby will feel more relaxed by being in the place he or she feels safest, in your arms.

 

 

For more information about the benefits of craniosacral therapy go to: http://www.craniosacral-therapy-information.org.uk


"I’ve had an unusual heart issue for past 2 years, which doctors and other alternative therapists couldn’t solve. Someone recommended trying Craniosacral therapy for general calming down of the nervous system. In my search I came across Adrian and booked a last minute session as I was going away the following day. To my utter surprise Adrian with his skill was immediately drawn to my heart and the energy around it... At some point while he was working on it I could feel the release of tightness happening, it was pretty fascinating! After the session he described what he felt and it matched exactly what I have been experiencing. My heart remains calm and I couldn’t be more happy and grateful! Than he told me more about the Alexander Technique, which he also practices and I became very interested. I have regular sessions now and starting to notice improvements in varies areas. All in all a huge recommendation to anyone considering Alexander or Craniosacral. Adrian is a great, open minded teacher and definitely has a healing touch"

Aleksandra Peony