Craniosacral Therapy in Exeter's Heart
Alison welcomes clients of all ages for deeply relaxing treatments of Craniosacral Therapy in Exeter at a tranquil location, in the heart of the city. Craniosacral Therapy is a powerful, yet gentle technique that can allow better access to the miracle of the human body's own healing mechanisms. Alison has particular experience working with Fatigue (including chronic, M.E. and long COVID), chronic pain, birth trauma, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, depression, head and other injuries and more.....
Newcomers to the therapy often find that it takes them to a more relaxed, calm place than they thought was possible, that they are able to have a break from their mind and other symptoms; and feel deeply supported, emotionally and physically.
The technique is extremely gentle but effective and can be very helpful even in small babies recovering from birth and even events before that. Alison is able to gain an understanding of an infant's story partially through the body language that is expressed. Even for babies 'being heard' regarding a traumatic event can help them let go of it and allowing healing. Alison also has experience working with adults to allow release of long held birth trauma.
This powerful but deep work can significantly improve the myriad of distressing symptoms associated with head traumas and help clients to feel more whole again.
In fatigue cases there are often accompanying symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety and pain. Alison has seen life-changing results using Craniosacral Therapy to address fatigue conditions, helping the body return to self regulation.
"Healing is a matter of time but it is also sometimes a matter of opportunity" Hippocrates
How Does it Work?
Craniosacral Therapy was developed by Osteopath William Sutherland to work with the whole person and the body's own self-regulatory and self-healing systems, with consideration of the anatomy involved.
Trauma (physical and emotional) and modern life (with all it's stresses); often triggers fight or flight responses; or defensive strategies and patterns of tension. These can be hard to let go of and can leave us in a partially activated state; with areas of tension, pain and a variety of conditions. If these states remain 'held' they can lead to various long term effects including chronic pain and fatigue.
The profound relaxation of Craniosacral Therapy allows the body to unwind and come out of these activated states (partially using the parasympathetic nervous system, at it's designated task). As the systems in the body are able to flow more freely, the body’s own healing processes are able to work more effectively with gentle support from the practitioner.
In this way all sorts of different traumas, however long held, can have an opportunity to heal themselves whether felt in body, mind or spirit and we can become more present to ourselves.
Alison belongs to the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association and their website here , offers some useful further information on the subject and information about research in the field. Alison's Blog includes tips and information to help people help themselves. Alison would love to hear from you and you're invited to book an appointment for Craniosacral Therapy in Exeter here.
In a first treatment for Craniosacral Therapy in Exeter Alison will take a case history before using a variety of gentle holds, often around the back, shoulders and head (although the technique includes the whole body).
|Babies and Children||£35|
Alison has a limited number of Concessionary places, please contact her if recquired.
Craniosacral Therapy is not intended as primary healthcare, but to work alongside the service provided by your Doctor.