What is Craniosacral Therapy?

This powerful form of treatment is increasingly popular in Holistic Healthcare. It often appeals to clients due to the comprehensive range of its therapeutic effects and its ability to resolve issues that are not helped by other means, such as chronic pain as well as physical and emotional illnesses.

Its aim is to help balance the body to promote health. A practitioner uses their hands to ‘listen’ to the rhythms of the body and sense where there might be any areas of illness or tightness. This can then be worked on with the clients help to move towards a healthier state of body and mind.

Craniosacral Therapy’s principal purpose is to establish a strong underlying vitality and a free flow of this vitality throughout the body. It can also release tensions and restrictions so that symptoms, conditions and their underlying causes can be resolved.

What does Craniosacral Therapy session typically involve?

Craniosacral treatment is most often carried out with the patient lying down, fully clothed, in a quiet and peaceful environment.

Treatment involves a very gentle touch of the practitioner’s hands. This light contact may be taken up on the head, the tailbone, the feet, the trunk, or any other part of the body as appropriate.

Treatment is generally experienced as a profound relaxation which may pervade the whole person, physically, mentally and emotionally, often accompanied by a feeling of lightness and ease. This gentle approach is non-invasive and is thought to stimulate and enhance self-healing mechanisms within the body to respond, release and open up to a more balanced healthy state.

Follow up consultations are generally 4-6 weeks later, to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Further follow-ups may be required depending on each individual situation.

Who can Craniosacral Therapy help?

Because Craniosacral is a very gentle form of body work, it can be useful for all ages from newborns, to the elderly, to pregnant women who are experiencing low back and pelvic pain including sacroiliac joints. It can also help Mums and babies after birth and anyone with conditions such as migraine, headache and muskuloskeletal aches and pains.

Who runs the clinic?

The service lead is Samasuri, who completed her Foundation Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon from 2013 to 2015. Further training includes a course on working with babies and children in 2015 and attending the Breath of Life conference in 2017. She has regular supervision and is a member of the CSTA and CNHC. She also works as a GP in Bristol.

Our Bristol clinic

Our Craniosacral Therapy clinic is currently only delivered in Bristol:

Litfield House Medical Centre, 1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3LS

Make an appointment

Please contact our enquiries team to book an appointment and for further information about this service:

0117 370 1873 / enquiries@portlandcentrehealthcare.co.uk


£60 initial consultation 60 minutes / £50 follow-up 50 minutes

We offer Craniosacral Therapy at reduced prices to those who receive a state benefit such as the Personal Independent Payment or Job Seekers Allowance, or who earn less than £16,000 per annum. These low-cost clinics are supported by the Raby Family Trust

Low cost clinics: £20 per consultation.

The fees need to be paid before your appointment and can be paid by card, cheque, bank transfer or PayPal. Please speak to our enquiries team for details.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call as soon as you can so that we can offer your appointment to someone else on the waiting list.

If you cancel with more than 48 hours notice you will not be charged.

If you cancel an appointment for the first time with less than a 48 hours’ notice you will be charged 50% of the fee. If you subsequently cancel the rearranged appointment with less than 48 hours’ notice you will be charged at full price.

If no notice is given and you do not attend your appointment, you will be charged the full price.