I do a lot of listening during a session, both to what you say and to the information from my hands. I also talk quite a lot, to help orient you to what is happening and to help you get the most out of it.

What happens during a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy session?

Craniosacral Therapy with Ruth

To enquire about making an appointment get in touch via the contact page.

The first session will involve a lot of talking. I need a fairly comprehensive understanding of your health history, current symptoms and lifestyle. The form I use is downloadable so you can see the breadth of what is relevant.  That said you don't need to tell me anything that you don't want to.

There will also be a hands on session at the first appointment. You will lie fully clothed on a treatment table and I will place my hands on various parts of your body  (eg head, feet, shoulders, back etc) in order to gather more information and begin the process of change. 

At the end of the first session we will discuss what your on-going needs are. Typically a series of sessions will be necessary. Six to eight sessions can often make a lot of difference.

During the early sessions there will be lots of verbal communication while you are on the treatment table as we get to know each other and negotiate a safe way to work together. During this phase you will be learning how to get the most out of the sessions. You will learn how to be relaxed, grounded and present,  how to observe what's happening in your body, how to allow it to happen and how to stay safe.

Often the session will be deeply relaxing, but sometimes you might experience difficulties. For example the site of an old injury might become painful or a distressing memory might surface. I will be teaching you skills to manage and regulate such difficulties and if necessary slowing things down or taking a break.

Every session will start and end with a brief chat to check on progress and to help you digest the changes. 

To enquire about making an appointment get in touch via the contact page.