Christchurch Hall Surgery

20 Edison Road, Crouch End, London N8 8AE

Craniosacral Therapy

It is clear that a living human organism is immensely complex and requires an enormous amount of internal organisation. Craniosacral Therapy helps nurture these internal ordering principles. It helps increase physical vitality and well-being, not only effecting structural change, but also having much wider implications e.g. improving interpersonal relationships, managing life more appropriately etc.

Dr William Sutherland, an American osteopath, discovered intrinsic movements of the bones of the skull around the turn of the last century. His further research revealed different rhythmic tidal motions in the body. These movements, which can be measured with delicate scientific instruments, are a direct expression of the health of the system.

As research continued it became apparent that these movements are inextricably linked with not only physical health but also mental health and emotional health. Palpation of these tide-like motions allows Craniosacral therapists to facilitate change in areas of restriction. This restriction of movement corresponds to a lack of the capacity of the life force to express its self-healing. This absence of health may results in disease or a sense of something missing or numbness.

This work can address issues in whatever way the client wishes; physical aches and pains, acute and chronic disease, emotional and psychological disturbances, or simply developing well-being, health and vitality.

Craniosacral Therapy is so gentle that it is suitable for babies. Children, and the elderly, as well as adults; and also in fragile or acutely painful conditions. As a whole-body therapy, treatment may aid almost every condition, raising vitality and enabling the body’s own self-healing process to be utilised.

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Who is it 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.  Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges.

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 into calmness.

For advice about whether Craniosacral Therapy is right for you, please speak to your practitioner.

Craniosacral Therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore 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. During or after a session you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of well-being.

During a session

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

Craniosacral Therapy is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor.

Seta Mouradian
Craniosacral Therapist (RCST)
Please contact me on: setamour@gmail.com
Tel: 07813 041935

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