More about Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a touch therapy that impacts on the mind, body and psyche.

It is a healing art that works with the forces that create and maintain health in the human system.

CST roots are in osteopathy and has evolved to include neuroscience, psychology, trauma resolution, human development and psycho-emotional holdings.

William Sutherland, DO and physician, was the originator of osteopathic work in the cranial field in the early 1900s. He recognised a basic organising principle which is conveyed through the cerebrospinal fluid.

As it is a gentle and unimposing contact it allows the body to feel safe and unthreatened, enabling the craniosacral process to emerge and meet the deepest levels of our being.

Man recieving Craniosacral Therapy

What to expect in a session

Firstly, I will listen carefully and gain an understanding to why you are coming for CST.

After talking you can lie on the couch and we check that you are comfortable with pillows, blankets and a position that suits you.

You remain fully clothed.

I begin with a light touch to engage with your system.

Our systems work relationally and so I listen to what your body/system/psyche wishes to convey to me and I monitor my response and query.

It is a similar approach to talking therapy with listening and response but non verbal.

We may talk during and/or after the session about what has arisen.

Much of my work is with clients who are also attending psychotherapy or counseling.

I welcome the bodily aspects of our mental states.

However, although CST has a gentle touch it can have powerful affects and can be challenging as well as illuminating.

I ask that if trauma, dissociation, DID or psychotic experiences are part of your life please inform me before. I am happy to work with you if appropriate and safe.

Baby recieving Craniosacral Therapy

About Jane

I have been a member of the British Craniosacral Therapy Association since 2006. I treat the history that is held in our bodies and how this manifests as current physiological disturbances, incorporating aspects of the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual.

I have taught yoga since 1999 working within the principles of a well functioning body and with a bio-mechanical view combined with an all systems body, mind and spirit integrative perspective. Starting out as a contemporary Dancer in 1989 and my career in dance has been heavily influenced by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais with his educational system of learning neurological pathways and how this develops self awareness and ease.

I have been drawn to principles around Efficiency of Movement and the effect these principles have on clearing the mind, particularly the gravity inspired work of Vanda Scaravelli taken forward by teachers such as osteopath/ yoga teacher Pete Blackaby.

The work I do is with the body, emotion and mind and the doors that are opened in our understanding and healing when these unite.

My special interest, and field of expertise is working with  afflicted mental states and how they express themselves within the body,  either through discomfort,  behavior or illness. Through my current placement within the Mental Health NHS Trust, I have a firm awareness and experience of significant mental health and / or alcohol and drug use. I enjoy my time working within the Mental Health Trust in North London and recognise that for many of us, life may be a continual story of balancing our mental and emotional states.

One doesn’t need to come to CST necessarily with a problem. It can be a deeply healing and creative space, honoring our internal world and showing us a pathway back to ourselves.

Deep stillness, Deep relaxation, Clarity, Awareness of Self and Peace… are words often heard to describe CST.

Through my hands and by intention of thought I gently but effectively drop my clients system into a subconscious, autonomic state. This is a place where we can dialogue and connect to our deeper selves. I work to reconnect a person to themselves and to heal.

"Life is basically spiritual in nature and the greatest wounding we encounter is the obscuration of source and the subsequent disconnection, or dislocation, of being", Franklyn Sills.

Jane in her treatment room

How can CST help you?

Craniosacral therapy accesses the human beings self-corrective and self- healing processes.

Mental Health and Trauma

Help with the physical processing of trauma and overwhelm and take referrals from a psychotherapy practice to work with the embodied aspects of our emotional process for a rebalancing of the mind/body system.

Stress and Anxiety

Work with the reactive stance of chronic stress to provide relief, space and clarity and bring about a homeostatic re-balancing for a mind/body system that is more able to resist depression or disease.

Immune System Disorders

Engage with the autonomic nervous system accessing patterns of habitual life imprints which underlies conditions which create immune and nervous system dysfunction.

Pregnancy and Newborns

Support woman during pregnancy and postpartum, and also support babies from the autonomic effects of birthing.


I work with creatives, actors, singers, dancers, musicians, artists etc to support and attune their mind/body to a rich internal world. Align and restore overworked stresses within bone and fascia.

Dentistry Problems

CST is highly effective in treating facial asymmetry, cranial imbalances, and soft tissue hypertonicity, helping solving problems like persistent tooth pain, temporo-mandibular joint disturbances, facial pain – that have not been resolved through conventional dentistry.