What to expect

Tara Silverthorn

MA B.C.S.T. 

"We’re listening to the motion present in the whole. And that motion… is considered to be a reflection of the patient’s health. So we begin with something that’s healthy in the patient and we synchronise with it and, as we do, something changes in us and we become aware of a certain kind of stillness that is neither in the patient, nor in ourselves, but seems to be a foundational influence from which the breathing emerges… And it feels like water, or honey, being breathed.” 

- James Jealous D.O.

What happens in a session?

On your first appointment, I will take a detailed case history, listening with care to the reasons for your visit. The session happens fully clothed on a treatment table and I will make very gentle, non-invasive contact on different areas of your body with an attentive and non-judgmental presence.


The tide-like motions of the craniosacral system can be felt throughout the whole body and are our deepest expression of health. Craniosacral Therapists use their hands and senses to listen to these subtle rhythmic motions and to where there might be places of 'stuckness' or stasis. 

All this will highlight your individual needs and the session unfolds in dialogue with you and your experience. Through this, the healing process is supported, guided by your body's own profound intelligence. 


Craniosacral Therapy allows the process of change and healing to take place by meeting your body at its own pace, so treatment may require several sessions.

This short video by the CSTA gives an idea of what a Craniosacral Therapy session is like...

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