Liz Kalinowska is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist with more than 25 years experience of working with adults, children and babies. To book an appointment in South West London (Richmond) or North London (St John’s Wood) call 07889 646843 or email

or for appointments at Bhuti Richmond

How can Craniosacral Therapy help you?

People who have received Craniosacral Treatment say that it has been helpful for the following:

  • Back pain
  • Tension headaches and sinus problems
  • Stress levels
  • Longstanding physical and emotional difficulties
  • Re-establishing balance
  • General wellbeing and deeper relaxation


CST is a form of hands-on bodywork that is light and non-invasive. Many people report after treatment  that although the touch is so gentle, their experience of CST has been profoundly healing.  Life offers physical and emotional challenges for us to overcome at any age, and CST helps to reduce stress levels and encourages balance. Those who have experienced it also say it is deeply relaxing and promotes vitality.

Some people decide to have CST because they have acute physical symptoms such as a bad back or tension headaches, but others come with longstanding problems, both physical and emotional. Mothers bring  babies with conditions arising from difficult  and traumatic deliveries, and will often have treatment themselves throughout pregnancy as well as post-natal. This work is ideal for both the young and the elderly because of its sensitive approach.

What happens in a Craniosacral Therapy session?

A CST session is a safe and quiet space where your body can relax and make contact with its own healing potential.  In response to the light touch used by the Craniosacral therapist, areas of longstanding physical or emotional tension begin to gradually release. General and local relaxation is usually  accompanied by feelings of heightened well-being  as old patterns of tightness begin to free up and soften

CST is said to promote overall healthy function, and is suitable for all age groups. Babies and young children are particularly responsive to this non-invasive way of working.

A CST session takes place with you, the client, fully clothed. The practitioner either sits or stands, and makes light contacts at various places on the body throughout the session. Care is taken that each touch is comfortable.  For anyone who is unable to lie down, treatment can be done in a chair

Any contra-indications?

During your first session and depending on your symptoms you may be asked if you have consulted your GP. You may be recommended to do so before treatment takes place.  CST does not seek to replace conventional medical treatment, but can work successfully alongside it in many cases
As with other holistic approaches, there is sometimes  a period of adjustment after treatment when some minor discomfort occurs as the healing process is stimulated. If this occurs it is generally short lived, and usually seen as a positive sign of natural rebalancing.

How often should I have CST?

In general CST should be seen as a medium to long term treatment option. Time is needed to address some problems, and CST should not be seen as a quick fix. However, some conditions, especially in young babies may resolve more quickly and require less time.