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Craniosacral Therapy with Debra Morrice

You might not have heard of Craniosacral therapy, but it’s a powerful treatment that aids with relaxation, relieves stress and allows the body to let go of tension. Ideal for anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, sleeplessness or trauma, this light touch treatment can have profound effects on the body and nervous system. Notting Hill therapist Debra Morrice tells us more about what to expect from a treatment.

Craniosacral therapy is a light touch treatment where the therapist listens to the body at a deep level by tuning into the the rhythm of the craniosacral system. This system comprises the membranes and fluids within the skull and spinal cord. The touch and deep listening of the therapist relaxes all the body systems and significantly calms the nervous system. The therapist will pay particular attention to the balance and pattern of the whole musculo-skeletal system and movement of the cranial bones, the flow of fluids, the fascial and muscular restrictions, the cranial sacral rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid, and emotional holding and expression in the chakras and tissues of the body. It is an ideal treatment for anyone suffering from stress and anxiety, sleeplessness, trauma, shock, emotional times such as during divorce, bereavement, redundancy or simply in need of deep relaxation.

Clients will often report feeling slightly sleepy or lightheaded during a treatment and falling into a deep place of relaxation, a sense of time feeling different, colours seen, nervous system releasing creating twitches in the body and spontaneous movement, deep sighing as the body releases and reorganises. Following a treatment clients may feel tired for a time as the body continues to process the treatment over the next couple of days.

The therapist is creating the space into which the body can deeply let go of tension and begin to reorganise and repair, calming inflammation, anxiety, lifting depression, relieving joint and muscular pain, helping relieve tension and headaches, and bring the body back to a sense of equilibrium. For longstanding problems clients should expect to have regular treatments to build each week towards a resolution. Regular treatments also help people feel calm, grounded and centred for dealing with their busy lives.

Debra Morrice has been practising craniosacral therapy since 2005. She practises biomechanical and biodynamic forms of the treatment depending on what the client presents having trained with both The Upledger Institute and The College of Craniosacral Therapy and Hugh Milne’s Visionary Craniosacral Therapy.

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“I am happy to report that I’m feeling more glowy and vital that I have been for a while, and I think I’ve broken through a really “stuck” phase. I believe the CST has played a major role in this. I can’t get over it! It’s a huge relief just to know that I can access peace of mind just with a session, and the fact that it seems to be cumulative is even better.”
Katie Puckrik, Journalist, Broadcaster & Performer

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