Craniosacral Therapy

Tara Silverthorn


What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy evolved from the work of Osteopath William Garner Sutherland (1873-1954). A student of Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Osteopathy, Sutherland’s work is practised by many osteopaths who refer to it as Cranial Osteopathy. 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle but profound healing modality that assists and supports the body’s inherent movement towards self-repair and regeneration. It takes a non-invasive and patient-centred approach that appreciates the body as a whole and intelligent system of function. 

Your body is quietly seeking perfect health at every moment. Craniosacral Therapists 'listen' with their hands to subtle motions that happen all the time within the fluids, tissues and nervous system, which express this health. 

Sometimes, our bodies' capacity for vital motion and self-repair can become compromised when we have been overwhelmed by illness, stress, injury or trauma. Patterns of inertia and stasis can then take hold as a result of life's events.

Craniosacral Therapy provides the safe conditions for flow and fluidity to return to where it has been lost. Long-held issues are then often able to resolve, creating a deep sense of resourcing within the client. The body can subtly do what it needs to do, at it's own pace, in order to re-organise and re-balance towards its original state of health.

For more information about Craniosacral Therapy, visit the CSTA website.



What can it help with?

What is unique about Craniosacral Therapy is its ability to work with the source of symptoms on every level, whether mental, physical or emotional, and can therefore address a wide variety of conditions.

It can assist with conditions such as chronic or acute physical pain (including back pain), stress and anxiety, insomnia and chronic fatigue. It can also help to resolve feelings of disconnection, 'stuckness' or overwhelm.

Craniosacral Therapy can be used on an on-going basis to support overall health and wellbeing, helping to develop a sense of vitality, grounding and resilience throughout life's challenges.

If you have a query about whether Craniosacral Therapy might be right for you, please get in touch with me.

NB. Craniosacral Therapy is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside and in co-operation with the relationship you have with your GP.

Get in touch

Alma Vale Centre, 30 Alma Vale Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS82HY