CranioSacral Therapy


CranioSacral Therapy in Brighton

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a hands on, light touch treatment with the client fully clothed. It is a therapy based firmly upon many years of clinical testing and medical research.

Restrictions within soft tissues which surround the central nervous system can be released, affecting the whole of the body. As a result it can help to release tensions deep in the body, as well as relieving pain and dysfunction,

It is a type of bodywork that can create a dynamic improvement to your body and life.

CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
It is particularly effective for helping with stress; tension; sleeping problems; migraines; TMJ; Chronic fatigue, learning disabilities and many other issues.

Personal space fascia painting - Lucy Bristow

Personal Space
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How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?

Our body’s craniosacral system comprises of the cerebrospinal fluid and the surrounding membranes which hold it all in together within a semi hydraulic system. The cerebrospinal fluid surrounds, protects and nourishes our brain and spinal cord. 

 The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system. Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function well as the central nervous system. This system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system.

Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. As a result, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. Hence this can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.

Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system. By gently feeling various locations of the body, the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord can be tested. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

How many CranioSacral Therapy sessions will I need?

Response to CST varies from individual to individual and condition to condition. Your response is uniquely your own and can’t be compared to anyone else’s,  even those cases that may appear to be similar to your own. The number of sessions needed varies widely – anything from just one, up to three or more a week over the course of several weeks.


CranioSacral therapy treatments with Lucy

I am currently training in this therapy with Upledger institute,  and until I am fully qualified, I am offering one hour treatments for a reduced price of £25.

You can find more information at this link