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Craniosacral Therapy

The Abington Clinic offers craniosacral therapy to remove subtle restrictions in the flow of craniosacral fluid in your head and spine caused by poor health. At our specialist craniosacral therapy clinic in Northampton, we apply gentle pressure to your head and the base of your spine to remove any obstructions and improve your sense of well-being

At The Abington Clinic, we review and treat every patient on an individual basis in order to help overcome and correct the problem areas quickly and effectively, so that we can help you to heal quickly and effectively.

What is craniosacral therapy and how does it work?

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on method of evaluation and enhancement of the functionality of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system (cranio means head and sacral refers to the area at the base of the spine) includes the brain and spinal cord. They are bathed in a craniosacral fluid that has a rhythmic pulse, similar to blood pressure that can be felt throughout the body.

The craniosacral therapist senses the pulse and looks for any subtle restrictions in the flow of craniosacral fluid. Restrictions are believed to be the cause of poor health, especially conditions related to the brain, spine, and nervous system. It is a subtle and profound healing form.

The presence of these subtle rhythms in the body was discovered by an American osteopath Dr William Sutherland in the early 1900’s, after he had a remarkable insight while examining the specialised articulations of cranial bones.  Contrary to popular belief Dr Sutherland realised that cranial sutures were, in fact, designed to express small degrees of motion.

The benefits of craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral is profoundly relaxing and very enjoyable. Most people tend to drift off during the experience, which is good, because the body simply works better relaxed than it does when it is stressed or holding on to tension.

The therapy is subtle and gentle and as our therapists quickly tune into your body they are able to help with the healing process. Craniosacral therapy helps to strengthen your body's ability to take better care of itself and because they work with your body in a complete state of relaxation it is easier to achieve e of complete relaxation, you will be able to benefit from better health and an increased sense of well-being.

Who will treat you?

  • Maxine Chimes

Making a Craniosacral therapy appointment

To make an appointment call 01604 451200 or email
Our consultation hours are Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 9:00pm.