Gently helping the body to help itself
Upledger CranioSacral Therapy in Whitstable, Kent.
My journey to become a healthcare practitioner started at the age of eighteen when I sustained a serious injury as a result of a motorcycle accident. The final stages of my recovery were effectively aided by sessions of Alexander Technique and Osteopathy. Thus began my interest in complementary health care in general and physical therapies in particular. It was not until about thirteen years later, at a time of great upheaval in my life, that I acquired the opportunity to study Classical Osteopathy. This therapy emphasises the uniqueness of each individual, and the inter-connectivity of all of the parts that contribute to the whole person, as well as the fundamental principle that change cannot be imposed but should be intelligently encouraged with the minimum intervention necessary. After four years of full-time study, at the age of thirty-seven, I graduated in 1999 with a Diploma in Osteopathy. Since then, I have worked as an independent physical therapist treating a broad range of conditions and age groups.
I began studying Upledger CranioSacral Therapy part time in 2012 and discovered that this remarkable discipline further refined the fundamental principles of my core practice, as well as adding to them the concept that each body actually has the innate ability to direct sensitively applied treatment so that it can have maximum therapeutic effect. Since then, I have used my CranioSacral knowledge and skills both within my core practice and also purely as CranioSacral Therapy, with gratifying results. I qualified as an Upledger CranioSacral Therapist in 2022. I am also a member of the Cranio Sacral Society.
I believe that the broad range of life events and in particular some of the trauma I have contended with, combined with approaching a quarter of a century of experience working as a therapist, enable me to offer a genuinely empathic client-centred service.
Every person is unique and there can be many different underlying causes for any given problem. Therefore, it is not really possible to predict how many sessions any individual will require for their particular condition. Also, CST is a client led therapy, meaning that the therapist does not interpret the client’s experience for them.
The job of the therapist is to endeavour to give the best possible standard of treatment, and where appropriate offer advice, but never to tell a client what they “should do”.
Nevertheless, for most people it would usually be worth trying out at least two or three sessions in order to get a reasonable indication of the efficacy of the treatment.
One advantage of having a few sessions is that it is then possible to compare from the notes what was reported in previous sessions with what is currently being experienced. This will often reveal some unnoticed benefits, alongside the more obvious positive effects. It will also help to determine the potential necessary number and frequency of sessions moving forward.
Better quality sleep
Help neck and back pain
Feel more relaxed
Sense of wellbeing
Help acute injuries
Help emotional difficulties
I work in Whitstable, Kent and offer a mobile service in the surrounding areas of Canterbury, Chestfield, Herne Bay, Faversham and the greater Kent area (subject to the availability of convenient parking).
60 minute CranioSacral Therapy sessions are priced at £50.
90 minute CranioSacral Therapy sessions are priced at £70.
For Home Visits an additional £30 is charged, irrespective of the session length.
© Keith Davies
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