Upledger Craniosacral Therapy working on abdomenMusculosceletal problems? Nerve pain? Headaches? Stress? Sleeping badly?Emotional issues? Try Upledger Craniosacral Therapy. Ring or text me: Nick on 07792594634 for a consultation or to book in. I’m offering  this for a very competitive £35 for a 60-90 minute treatment in Totnes or Newton Abbot.  I’ve recently started working  at the Sports Clinic and Wellness Rooms near the town centre in Newton Abbot: 2 Wharf Road, TQ12 2DA.

Upledger craniosacral therapy is a very relaxing light touch therapy designed to help release unwanted physical and emotional history and trauma from the body’s tissues.

Most commonly people come for musculoskeletal pains, especially back, neck and head issues, nerve problems including neuralgic pain and sciatica, migraines, headaches, stress, sleep difficulty,  dental and T.M.J. problems, emotional issues and not ‘feeling right’.

Upledger craniosacral therapy 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.

Upledger Craniosacral Therapy: working on the sphenoid bone.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 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.

Upledger Craniosacral Therapy: working on the respiratory diaphramAfter the treatment clients usually feel very calm, relaxed, happy and have greater mobility. Sometimes they have revelations or deeper understandings about themselves. Integration may take a few days.

I love doing Upledger 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.

If you are interested in trying craniosacral therapy for specific issues, for when other alternatives haven’t worked, for a relaxing fascial ‘tune up’, for when you just aren’t ‘feeling right’, or if you are looking for something different and wish to experience the potential of craniosacral therapy, please ring me.

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.

Upledger craniosacral therapy has a lot of potential: call me if you have queries.


Upledger Craniosacral Therapy: working on the dural tube (spinal canal).“I highly recommend craniosacral therapy with Nick, whether you have a specific health problem, or you’re just looking for something nourishing to give yourself.”

“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.”

Upledger Craniosacral Therapy: releasing the parietal bones.


“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.”

Upledger Craniosacral Therapy: working on the respiratory diaphram .“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.”