Frequently Asked Questions

Craniosacral Therapy FAQs

How long is the treatment?

I give 1hr 15minutes for an appointment, this gives us some consultation time at the beginning, you get an hour of actual treatment time and then we still have enough time to wrap at the end of your session.

How many treatments will I need?

There is no definite answer to this question. Every person is different and the pace that their body responds is different. In general a long standing or deep seated condition would take longer to clear than an acute or recent one. I tend to suggest that you plans to have 3 sessions and that will give us a better sense of your speed of response. A lot of the time an issue will resolve in the first 1-2 sessions.

How frequently will I need to come?

This can depend on the issue we are addressing. Much of the time it makes sense to give a concentrated, consistent effort by having treatments weekly or fortnightly. If treatments are maintenance programme then maybe every 4, 6 or 8 weeks. You will become aware of your body and its needs and can choose whatever seems right for you. Frequently only 2 or 3 sessions are needed and the client will just get back in touch if symptoms recur, which may be a year later if ever. You are in control.

What are the after effects of CST?

Sometimes people experience after effects from a treatment, this is completely natural. When your body/mind has made some significant changes there can be a lot of follow on changes that the rest of your body/mind is able to make in response to the new status quo. This is a positive process, your body is making the most of the treatment.

After effects could be simple things like feeling tired, a bit emotional, hot or cold. Sometimes familiar sensations, transient aches and pains or headaches. It is advisable to not plan anything too strenuous for the couple of days after a treatment, drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep if you find you experience after effects like these. It can also be an indicator that your body would benefit from having some more frequent treatments to move it through this stage.

Would I need to get undressed?

No. Craniosacral therapy is a clothed treatment. However I may well ask you to take your belt off or a big necklace or earrings and shoes obviously. This is all.

It is preferable to be wearing loose comfortable clothes, not skin tight trousers or short skirts please. Sometimes your legs might like to move around a bit as your body releases.

Bowen Technique FAQs

How many treatments will I need?

There is no definite answer to this question. Every person is different and the pace that their body responds is different. In general a long standing or deep seated condition will take longer to clear than an acute or recent one. The normal protocol with Bowen is to have 3 sessions and that will give us a better sense of your speed of response. A lot of the time an issue will resolve in the first 1-2 sessions, in which case it is not necessary to book the 3rd treatment but if you are still aware of some symptoms it is advisable to have the 3rd.

How long is the treatment?

I give 1hr 15minutes for an appointment, this gives us some consultation time at the beginning, you get an hour of actual treatment time and then we still have enough time to wrap at the end of your session.

What are the after effects of Bowen?

Sometimes people experience after effects from a treatment. This is completely natural. When your body has made some significant changes there can be a lot of follow on changes that the rest of your body is able to make in response to the new status quo. This is a positive process, your body is making the most of the treatment.

After effects could be simple things like feeling tired, a bit emotional, hot or cold. Sometimes familiar sensations, transient aches and pains or headaches. It is advisable not to plan anything too strenuous for the couple of days after a treatment, drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep if you find you experience after effects like these. It can also be an indicator that your body would benefit from having some more frequent treatments to move it through this stage.

Would I need to get undressed?

Sometimes it is beneficial for me to get to see the alignment of your spine, shoulders and pelvis. In this case I may ask you to undress to you underwear. This may well only be necessary for the first couple of sessions. If you are uncomfortable with this then we can work around it, just let me know. It is most important that you feel comfortable to have your treatment.

What should I wear?

It is preferable to be wearing loose comfortable clothes. Your skin needs to move freely under your clothes so no skin tight trousers please. I also need to move your legs around during the treatment so trousers are far better than skirts.

Brainbuzz FAQs

How long does the Brainbuzzz Programme take to complete?

This is difficult to answer as it is different for everyone. It depends on the severity of the symptoms we are working with. There are 4-5 sections to the programme and each section will take approximately 4-6 weeks. It is the daily repetition that builds up and strengthens the neural connections so it’s well worth giving each stage the time it needs.

How will we know we are ready to move on to the next stage?

Once you/your child is able to complete all of the exercises accurately and easily and has done so for about a week you are ready for the next level. We will arrange your next appointment and I will check your progress with the current moves. When you’re ready I will teach you the next stage to move on to.

Will I need to help my child to complete the exercises?

Yes but the extent to which you will need to help will vary depending on the age of the child and their ability. Some children need a lot of support and physical assistance or patterning to get them started. Others will just need observing to see they have got it right and moral support and encouragement.

Can an adult take themselves through the programme without help?

Yes they can. It is all possible to do on your own. However, an adult that is still dependant on others will, most probably need help to complete the programme.

How important is the screening?

The screening gives us a lot of useful information to identify where the individuals weaknesses are. The screening also helps in determining which stage of the Brainbuzzz programme it is best to start at for this person.

The screening is repeated towards the end of the programme to enable a comparison of how they have progressed. However, we can make an educated guess at these details just from spending a bit of time together so screening is not essential for younger children or those that would find it too challenging.

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