Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a subtle yet effective form of body therapy which acknowledges the connection between body and mind.

Through palpation (gentle physical contact) it is possible to evaluate the general functioning and vitality of the body by assessing a motion we call primary respiration. This motion is expressed and can be felt within different body structures such as bone, connective tissue, organs and the central nervous system. Where health is compromised, an individual may experience symptons that can be seen as an attempt by the body to self regulate and heal. The aim of treatment is to engage the body's resources, to boost the expression of primary respiration and assist in the re-establishment of health.

Who can it treat?

Craniosacral therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of health conditions such as

  • Headaches
  • Sinusitis
  • Complications following childbirth
  • Temporomandibular Joint Problems
  • Post operative pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety states /stress
  • Trauma
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Back and neck problems
  • Pain following dental treatment


Treatment is designed to meet individual needs and is considered within the context of a person's overall health. General benefits may also include

  • Increased vitality
  • Improved sleep
  • Better concentration
  • Improved mobility
  • Greater capacity for relaxation
  • Increased capacity to deal with stress

Treatment during pregnancy

Treatment can be beneficial for mothers and babies during pregnancy and to support in preparation for the birthing experience.

Infants and Children

Craniosacral Therapy can be used in the treatment of infants and children. Some of the more commonly presenting concerns may include:

  • Breast feeling difficulties
  • Prolonged crying and irritability in infancy
  • Excessive cranial moulding
  • Consequencies of birth trauma
  • Recurrent ear and throat infections
  • Hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder

Treatment at an early stage can support both immediate and longer term health and wellbeing.

Bethan Elsdale

2b Clarence Street



Tel: 0131 555 1836 Mob: 07954 610799