Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive form of bodywork that evolved from Cranial Osteopathy in the 1970’s.  One way to describe CST is that it works in cooperation with the body instead of “doing something” to it.  This is very powerful, because instead of trying to force your body to change, craniosacral therapy helps your body to change itself.  Taking this approach, it is apparent that there is a deep self-healing intelligence in the body that can be activated and assisted.

Treatments are all carried out fully clothed with just shoes removed, and tend to be comfortable, relaxing and meditative.  There are no crunches, cracks or manipulations.  Whereas most other therapies are centred on applying technique, CST is much more focussed on adapting to whatever the body is demanding at any specific time.

Andrew Cook – Craniosacral therapist explains: ‘Something I hear regularly from my patients is that they like what I do but have a lot of difficulty explaining it to their friends.

Andrew Cook – Craniosacral therapist explains: I have developed some very effective techniques for reducing pain, immobility and numbness around scar tissue when working on the Big C complementary care programme at the N&N – and have personally seen very good results treating all kinds of scars, neurological problems and other damage resulting from road traffic accidents, operations and dental work.  CST also works well for the usual bad backs, whiplash, TMJ problems, headaches and migraines, and I have seen it substantially reduce the occurrence of epilepsy cases that were not responding to normal medication.  I have specialised in working with complex physical trauma and PTSD/shock for the past 10 years.  I have also worked with babies and new mothers for the past 15 years, treating anything from colic and plagiocephaly through to feeding difficulties and bonding issues.  Oh – and CST is pretty good for relaxation and long term maintenance too!

Treatments last about 1 hour.

Unfortunately there is no correlation between a medical diagnosis and the number of CST treatments needed.  When you come for your first treatment session Andrew will do his best to assess how quickly you might respond to treatment.  Sometimes only one or two sessions are enough.  If more treatments are needed, Andrew regularly re-assess progress to ensure you are receiving the best possible care.

  • £50 for 1 hours treatment of adults
  • £45 for babies/children under 16yo (new appointment)
  • £35 for babies/children under 16yo (follow up appointment)

Andrew offers a discount for multiple sessions paid in advance – see http://www.hummingbird-one.co.uk/contact.html

 Andrew Cook works from Rowan House on a Thursday for more information and to contact Andrew directly please follow the link to his profile or visit his website www.hummingbird-one.co.uk

Craniosacral Therapy Association – www.craniosacral.co.uk

 

Therapists

Andrew Cook

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