Therapy of the Month - April
Craniosacral Therapy or Pregnancy Massage
This month we have two special offers. We're sure you'll understand that they won't both suit everyone but perhaps you'll be able to take advantage of one or the other.
Craniosacral Therapy is based on the principle that cerebrospinal fluid which nourishes the brain and spinal column moves in a regular, measurable rhythm when in a state of good health. Cerebrospinal fluid acts both as a shockabsorber, protecting the delicate structres of the nervous system, as well as a transport medium carrying nutrients. In the same way therefore that cutting off blood supply to a limb will result in problems for that limb, any restriction to the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid, whatever the source, will ultimately result in ill-health and pain.
Craniosacral therapists have developed a sensitivity of touch which enables them to feel the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid. The therapy itself is extremely gentle; the therapist uses their hands to make extremly subtle adjustments to the body to clear obstructions to the rhythm, improve flow of the fluid and so improve the function of the body.
Craniosacral therapy can help with a wide variety of both physical and emotional problems: from migraines to irritable bowel syndrome, from insomnia to hyperactivity; menstrual problems, back, neck and shoulder problems, grief and depression.
We have two Craniosacral Therapists: Jenny Pullini and Kate Allardyce
You'll appreciate this one isn't aimed at our entire client base! It's a little more "niche" but doesn't require a great deal of explanation. But Spring is supposed to be in the air, so with thoughts of new life and the patter of tiny feet, we thought we'd offer this to the mums-to-be out there.
Just to clarify, we don't massage the bump. We leave that well alone and put you on your side, propped up with pillows and cushions, while we concentrate on your aching back, swollen ankles and anything else that needs a little attention.
We can only offer this to you in your second and third trimesters, I'm afraid. We aren't able to offer this to anyone in their first 12 weeks so you'll just have to hold on and keep this as something to look forward to!
As always with our Therapy of the Month, the price is £35 for an hour's treatment.