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/ emotional difficulties
  • Re-establishing balance
  • General wellbeing and deeper levels of relaxation and sleep.

CST is a form of hands-on bodywork that is characterised by a light and non-invasive approach.  Although the level of touch used during treatment is extremely gentle, a CST session can be a profoundly healing experience.  Physical and emotional challenges occur throughout life, and CST aims to reduce stress levels and encourage balance during difficult times. Those who have experienced a course of Craniosacral  treatment say they have found it both deeply relaxing and energising.

Some people decide to have CST because they have acute symptoms like a a bad back or tension headaches; others come with longstanding  physical and emotional problems, or for help in coping with on-going effects of all kinds of trauma. Pregnant mothers will have treatment throughout pregnancy as well as during the post-natal period. They bring their babies for conditions that arise from demanding deliveries.  Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for both the young and the elderly.

What happens in a Craniosacral Therapy session?

A CST session is a safe and quiet space where your body can relax. In response to the light contacts used by a Craniosacral therapist, painful old patterns of contraction begin to release and dissolve, resulting in a general feeling of heightened well-being. There is a sense of expansion and softening throughout the body.

CST aims to promote healthy function throughout the body-mind, and is suitable for all age groups. Babies and young children are particularly responsive to this gentle, 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?

Depending on your symptoms you may be asked at your first session whether you have consulted your GP, and you may be recommended to do so before treatment can take place.  CST does not seek to replace conventional medical treatment, but can work successfully alongside it in many cases
With  holistic approaches like this there is occasionally a period of adjustment after a treatment when minor discomfort occurs as a result of the healing processes being activated. It is generally short lived, and usually seen as a sign of positive natural rebalancing.

How often should I have CST?

In general CST should be seen as a medium to long term treatment option.  Some conditions though, (especially in young babies) may resolve more quickly and require less time.