Craniosacral Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy (sometimes referred to as Cranio or Cranial Sacral Therapy) at Complete Movement will help you with general neck and shoulder pain, head injuries, trauma from accidents or just not quite feeling yourself after injury or illness.

Our Cranio-Sacral benefits include helping physical aches and pains as well as your overall well-being. Our therapist is excellent, and clients tell us that they have had Cranio-Sacral elsewhere to no effect and then come to us and found it transformative.

Craniosacral therapy seeks to restore balance to the body – both physically and emotionally – and can decrease stress and impact even from old and chronic injuries and illnesses. Cranio-Sacral therapy could be described as the gentlest massage you’ve ever had. Our therapist works with you using light touch to various points of your body including your head, your feet and the back of your pelvis. You’ll be fully clothed throughout the therapy with blankets and pillows to make you comfortable.

In particular Craniosacral Therapy works with the connective tissue system in your body – gently lessening the strain of muscles. You are 80% water and what isn’t water is largely a fluid filled matrix so by gently releasing and allowing easier flow of the fluids in your body, it is astounding in the way it can help our nervous system calm in a very profound way. Helping to release tensions deep in the nervous system means your body can relax, and self-correct, freeing itself of pain and many other health issues.

This means that a series of Craniosacral therapy sessions can affect you in unexpected ways. What might have started as a quest to get relief from a sore shoulder could become a release on many levels. You may begin to feel more energy, more clarity of thought and less stress in your relationships with others.

Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is great for very young babies and children.  The sorts of things babies and children come for include: Feeding problems, Reflux, Colic, General unsettledness, Sleeping problems and Post–birth check-up.

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There is ongoing research in to Cranio-Sacral therapy and more resources can be found on the web page of our therapist – In addition, a high profile study is being undertaken in the United States in to Craniosacral therapy to assist with brain injury for American Football players.

People often come for Craniosacral therapy with the following sorts of issues:

  • Migraines or Headaches
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Dizziness or Tinnitis
  • Anxiety or Stress
  • following Traumatic Events
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Low energy
  • Mental well-being
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Pre and Post Operations
  • After major Dental work
  • Babies and Children unsettled, colic, reflux or check-up

From Bryony our Cranio-Sacral Therapist – “All the things we experience day to day in some way impact our body and can leave their mark in one way or another.  You could think of our connective tissue like a story book of all the experiences we’ve had in our lives, recording this accident, or that illness, or that heartbreak.  I’m skilled at “listening” to the story of your body and helping things release.”

Our Craniosacral Therapy takes place in our spacious, relaxing studio on the historic Opera Close in Haddington.

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In a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, researchers found that participants who received bodywork like Cranial Sacral Therapy had better quality sleep and fewer migraines than participants who didn’t.

A 2015 trial showed “CST was both specifically effective and safe in reducing neck pain intensity and may improve functional disability and the quality of life up to 3 months after intervention”.   (Clinical Journal of Pain, 2016)

The results from an Icelandic study (2012) indicated that “Craniosacral therapy can alleviate migraine symptoms”. (Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2012)

What my clients say

  • “I honestly don’t know how I’d have managed these past few months without the very focused support, the absolute positivity and the overwhelming sense of empowerment that I have gained from your Pilates sessions. My heartfelt thanks.”

  • “I must say you have changed my view on Pilates completely. Despite having had back problems in the past, my exercise regime has always been rather full on and I have never really enjoyed Pilates. However, your approach has changed my view completely and I now really think about my body and posture. I also appreciate how much Pilates complements my other exercise and I wouldn’t be without it. So a big THANK YOU!”

  • "Thanks for all your help and for a fantastic session. I’ve really benefitted from your expert tuition. We were talking on Saturday about people who are gifted. I think you are one of them. You listen well and then teach me in a way that works for me. That is gifted, in my book. Thank you."

  • “I have really enjoyed the class and the understanding that it also provides regarding body mechanics and how it all works!! I find this really useful and much more beneficial than any Pilates classes I have done over the years in the past - so thank you!”

  • ‘‘I was very impressed with what you picked up on and the immediate relief I got from some pain. The sessions helped me notice where I was holding on.  I also felt much calmer and rested after the treatment. I felt very cared for during the session, you were extremely attentive and respectful.  I noticed improvements to the body system and flow. I really didn’t believe that this type of intervention could be effective but I have now recommended it to others!’’

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