I have been involved with alternative healthcare for the vast majority of my life and in that time I have come to realise how much pain and debilitation is suffered unnecessarily and how much of that pain could readily be avoided with the right knowledge and approach. My style is deeply holistic, developed through continuous study, practice and skill sharing. I have trained with the London School of Sports Massage and the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy amongst others, and have been working in an ongoing manner with a mentor in Bristol for many years. I am dedicated to developing my therapeutic practice to the highest possible standards. My special interests lie in education for prevention of trauma and degeneration; life without these we can also call 'life in a state of health'.
"The most relaxed I've ever felt" - a recent client. Such profound relaxation is a common experience with Craniosacral work.
Craniosacral Therapy offers the possibility of creating a deep state of relaxation by interacting with the unconscious nervous system and focussing on invoking stillness in the body; as such it can be a great help for addressing underlying emotional stresses. It can be felt as if almost falling asleep and the state of relaxation achieved is similar to that as in meditation. People often experience other personal variations of peace and stillness as well.
Many great minds have utilised this kind of stillness to aid creative thinking and problem solving. It may also be useful tool if you are looking to begin meditating and are finding it difficult to sufficiently quieten the mind.
‘Structure’ refers to the profound internal arrangement and alignment of our bodies; by effecting changes on this deep level of structure we can enhance levels of physical freedom, mobility and bodily comfort. We always work to reconnect with the structural pattern of health, which is upright, balanced and relaxed.
By addressing the connective tissue (fascia) of the body (fascial release) old patterns of movement and habit are free to change and your body is allowed to soften and release in a way not possible from addressing the musculature alone.