NEWS FLASH – I’ve now started working at the Sports Clinic and Wellness Rooms near the town centre in Newton Abbot: 2 Wharf Road, TQ12 2DA. I’m still offering £25 for first session for new clients at my Totnes or Newton Abbot treatment rooms. Ring or text me: Nick on 07792594634 to book.
It works primarily on the fascia, the bodies connective tissue that glues and keeps the whole body together and in place: all the muscles, bones, skin, organs and the blood and nerve vessels. It allows both the flexibility of our bodies for mobility etc, and the protection of our body’s internal workings, especially our central nervous system.
From the foetus onwards, illness, accidents, shock, toxins, surgery and our upbringing can leave detectable impactions; constrictions, tension, misalignment, and ‘cysts’ in our facia. These can then cause further ongoing health and emotional problems that may be difficult to treat fully with other therapies. Releasing facial constrictions has the potential to help improve ones mobility, organ function, brain function, nerve efficiency, blood supply, ……..and how we feel!
Most craniosacral treatment uses extremely light touch, and is done in the quiet, fully clothed lying on a massage couch. Generally clients experience deep states of relaxation, gently interspersed with memories related to the area being worked on.
After the treatment clients usually feel very calm, relaxed and happy. Sometimes they have revelations or deeper understandings about themselves. Integration may take a few days.
I love doing craniosacral therapy. It is a physical therapy, not an energy therapy. The training includes a lot of anatomy, and increasing my kinaesthetic/touch sensitivity many times till I can feel through the body to different organs, vessels, impactions within them, and subtle body rhythms. Although scientists seem uncertain how memory is held, I feel honored to be allowed to actually feel into the most physical aspects of some of the clients memories, and meet these in the gentle non-judgemental craniosacral manner that encourages healing. Every treatment feels different and is an adventure for me.
Please come and try a treatment. Whether you have specific physiological or neurological problem, or just aren’t feeling ‘right’. The condition of the facia is an important aspect of how we are ‘feeling’ at any one time. Or come for a general tune up. or if you are looking for something different, experience the potential of craniosacral therapy.
Most commonly people come for musculoskeletal pains, especially back, neck and head problems, migraines, headaches, emotional issues, stress, sleep problems, increased well-being, P.T.S.D., dental and T.M.J. problems, nerve issues including neuralgic pain, sciatica and motor-coordination difficulties.
John Upledger ‘discovered’ craniosacral therapy in the early 1970’s, and the Upledger Institute is now the largest school of craniosacral therapy, teaching students around the world. Most of the Totnes craniosacral therapists have been taught at the Karuna college in Dartington, which has taken the practice in a different direction. I find the Upledger style is more pro active, whilst Karuna is more about standing back and ‘allowing’. If you’ve already tried Karuna and fancy a change, call me.
Craniosacral therapy has a lot of potential: call me if you have queries.
“The therapy was extremely gentle and subtle and I felt a great sense of warmth, peace and well-being. After the treatment the pain had gone and I was trouble free for several weeks afterwards and also slept much better.”
“Nick is certainly among the best I’ve encountered. His approach is warm, understanding and down to earth.”
“My first craniosacral treatment was a revelation, rapidly transporting me into a blissful state of relaxation.”
“Everytime I walk away feeling emotionally balanced and nurtured.”
“I have intense pain flare-ups due to chronic illness (ME) which normally last between 1 to 4 weeks. During a flare-up of my neck, which was quite unbearable, Nick gave me a 20 minute session of his craniosacral therapy. By the end the pain had almost completely gone, and the last remnants had completely disappeared within 3 days. This shocked me.”