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Debbie Olley
Craniosacral Therapist
Muswell Hill

phone: 07785 786759


What is Craniosacral Therapy?

It is a light touch, non-invasive, hands-on therapy which developed from osteopathy in the early 1900s. The craniosacral system encompasses the whole of the central nervous system from the cranium and brain, down through the spinal-cord to the sacrum and coccyx. However, the therapy is not limited to the central nervous system and a therapist will work on the whole person, which is why patients often report feeling better in themselves, not just in their immediate symptoms.

Working on the central nervous system

As the nervous system receives a gentle tune up, this allows for more ease and interior freedom of movement, which results in a more balanced, calm and integrated system. It is so gentle and non-invasive that babies (and sometimes adults!) often sleep through the whole session.

Listening with our hands

The body's vitality is expressed through rhythmic motion. Everything that happens to us influences this motion as each cell in the body has its own energetic field and a cell memory of patterns which accumulate over time. Our bodies are constantly striving to bring us back to health and to express a balanced, rhythmic state. Injury, stress and illness can become held in the tissues and eventually affect this self-healing capacity. Our rhythms can become stuck, leading to blockages, twists and restriction in the flow of vitality. A craniosacral therapist is trained to tune in and ‘listen’ to the body's rhythmic motions, movements and natural, subtle forces, encouraging the body to release any blockages, compressions and restrictions so that the body and mind can function optimally again. This re-establishes a robust underlying vitality so that the body can heal itself. In craniosacral therapy, we are not putting energy into you; rather, we are unblocking restrictions and tensions so that symptoms and conditions can resolve themselves.

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Craniosacral therapy is not intended as primary healthcare. Please see your doctor if you have, or suspect you have, a medical condition.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Video published by The Craniosacral Therapy Association January 9, 2018

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