Cranio Sacral Therapy

I trained in Visionary Cranio Sacral work at the Milne Institute in Europe and USA with Hugh Milne. Hugh’s mission statement  “To help create an open heart, a clear head and a free body” gives a sense of the gentle yet deep and quiet approach that is at the heart of visionary cranio sacral work.

From the Heart of Listening by Hugh Milne are these words:  ‘What the Navajo call the wind’s child, Genesis calls the breath of life; it is a silent force, a field of chi, which blows through the CranioSacral system, animates it, and infuses it with information and intelligence’.

It is possible to tune in, to listen, to feel, this breath of life and the subtle rhythms and pulsations of energy and movement deep within the body.

Cranio Sacral therapy is a profound healing process which can influence the deeply held patterns of dis – ease, both physical and psychological which accumulate throughout our lives as a result of stress, trauma and illness which are held in body tissues until such time they can be released. Many times, cranio sacral work is the key to unlocking tissues and releasing patterns of stress and tension.


In pregnancy, Visionary Cranio Sacral therapy is a wonderful asset to help with lower back pain, aching legs and feet and just generally feeling better in oneself.  Very often in a treatment, mums experience a sense of deep relaxation and a physical letting go of tension and stress.  It’s not uncommon to feel an even deeper bonding to the baby they carry.   


Treating babies for any cranio-sacral practitioner, is truly a wonderful experience.  Babies tend to respond very quickly and effectively to treatment, especially for conditions like colic and sleeplessness.

When babies are born, they can enter the world with the trauma of the birth process locked into their tissues.  The compressive forces they experience as a result of the passage through the pelvis and the tight fit in the birth canal can cause imbalances in a baby’s system.  No matter what type of birth, each has its own compressive forces on a baby’s body, especially its head.


I generally suggest that babies have a session of cranio sacral therapy after a tongue tie revision.

When you remember that the tongue is a muscle, attached to the hyoid bone, with the body of the tongue attached to the floor of the oral cavity, it’s easy to see how restrictions can have effects on a baby through the connective tissue and fascia.

Tongue ties can cause minute strain patterns in the mouth, face and jaw; this tension causes the baby not to be able to open its mouth very wide to breastfeed and even after the procedure has been carried out, a session of cranio sacral therapy seems to bring a lot of release and ease to most babies.

Demonstrating holds for cranial bones

Most babies respond very well to Cranio Sacral therapy