- What happen during session?
- What will I experience during a session?
- How many sessions are recommended?
- Is CST suitable for adults and children?
- Can I use CST with other complementary therapies and approaches to health?
- Can I have session whilst also undergoing psychotherapy and counselling?
- Can CST address medical problems?
- What qualifications does Kay have?
What happens during session?
A written case history is taken at the first meeting & reviewed each time, listening very carefully to the reasons for your visit. This part of the session is important, both for gathering information, and to establish a good understanding of your needs. You then lie fully clothed on a treatment couch. If you are unable to lie flat, you can be on your side, or in a chair. Typically during the session you relax quietly whilst the therapist uses a number of gentle hand contacts on the head, base of the spine, and other areas. A session generally lasts for an hour although this can sometimes vary.
People report a wide variety of experiences, including the following: Relaxation and sense of ease. Warmth, and tingling sensations. Feeling accepted. A sense of harmony and peace. A feeling of letting go. Feeling balanced. Increased energy. Feeling more fully alive. Seeing different colours and patterns. Remembering past events. Getting in touch with emotions. Connecting with a sense of Spirit. Deepening self- and body- awareness.
To fully reap the benefits of craniosacral therapy, you may need more than one or two sessions, although a couple can be of benefits, clients usually undertake a course of 6 to 8 sessions for maximum benefit. Some clients continue for ongoing support once there initial issue has been resolved, as they find that the sessions support them in the rest of their lives. You and your therapist will decide on how many sessions will be best for you.
As Craniosacral Therapy is so gentle and non-invasive, it is suitable for all ages. it is particularly suitable for working with babies and young children.
Craniosacral Therapy works well on its own, and can also alongside other forms of complementary approaches, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Yoga. If Kay believes that another therapy could be of more benefit she will refer you on to other practitioners.
CST is a good companion to talking therapies. Processing emotional issues and trauma held in the body can support the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy.
CST is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor. If you have a particular medical concern we would always recommend that you consult your GP. CST therapists do not diagnose or prescribe medication.
From 2011 the Advertising Standards Authority have judged that therapists can no longer claim that CST are able to treat particular health problems, therefore, we are unable to give you a list of conditions that have previously been treated. Please contact Kay to discuss your symptoms and you can be advised further from there.
What qualifications does Kay hold?
She is a registered member of the Craniosacral Association (CSTA) UK and fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services. The CSTA provides a professional foundation for the practice of Craniosacral Therapy. Members of the CSTA (registered as RCST) only practise Craniosacral Therapy after graduating from an accredited training school or college and are bound by the Association’s Code of Ethics. The terms of registrations mean that Kay undertakes annual professional development training.