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Frequently-Asked Questions (2)

Will treatments help if I have no particular symptoms?

Yes, many people find that craniosacral therapy helps them feel better and enjoy life more. Their energy levels improve and they are able to deal with everyday stress more positively. People often find it easier to fight off minor infections, and regular treatments may help prevent more serious conditions from developing in the future.

What is the interval between sessions?

Initially sessions are usually a week to a fortnight apart. With long-term treatment the frequency of sessions usually reduces.

How safe is Craniosacral Therapy?

The light touch used in Craniosacral Therapy means that it is one of the safest therapeutic forms. It is a non-directive, non-analytical, non-invasive approach - essentially the art of listening and enabling the body to heal itself. When practised by a qualified therapist, it is a very safe method. To ensure that a practitioner is qualified, check that they are registered with the Craniosacral Therapy Association.

Is it head massage?

No. Because of the name, craniosacral therapy, people often think that it concerns only the head and spine. CST is not a form of head massage although contact is made with the head in most sessions. A fuller explanation of craniosacral work can be found at What is Craniosacral Therapy?

How long does it take and how much does it cost?

Sessions are generally from thirty minutes to an hour in length and prices vary. Expect to pay from £30 - £65 a session in cities and £25 - £50 in more rural areas. Some practitioners charge more for the first session as it is usually longer.

Where can I find a practitioner?

You can find a practitioner by checking the CSTA register of qualified practitioners.

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