Jess is an experienced practitioner who enjoys finding how to help you improve your health and sense of wellbeing. She uses Craniosacral Therapy to help your body change and find new ways of being at ease. Craniosacral Therapy is deeply relaxing and is helpful when you are recovering from accidents, surgery and emotional and mental issues. Please see my Counselling page for more information about how Counselling can help you work with the deeper issues in your life.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is somatic, healing work, gently encouraging you to find what can change today: a new place to be and to feel. It is extremely relaxing and a great antidote to the stresses you may be feeling in life.

I use craniosacral therapy to help the natural healing ability of the body. Our bodies normally heal by themselves from physical injury, disease and emotional upset. This can take a while and sometimes the process gets stuck; or something else happens before the first injury has healed fully; or we cause another issue as we adapt to the initial problem. As we live our lives we heal and adapt remarkably well to the many experiences life brings us. If you get stuck, I can work with you on getting things moving again.    

Sometimes, there can be a residue of tension in even the oldest of injuries which we don't notice any more. This can often be relieved and the whole body become easier. This can be especially helpful for traumatic injuries such as car and motorbike accidents or falls, and childhood accidents and surgery.

Jess works confidently and intuitively and the sessions vary. Depending on how I was feeling and how, where and what type of therapy was applied I have left feeling grounded and centred, or energised and refreshed, or deliciously languorous.

I have been having massage therapy with Jess on an irregular basis for five years and have learned a good deal about what makes my body tick and how to work with it. This has all combined to make my body, which is displaying symptoms of 'wear and tear', considerably more at ease physically.

I have happily recommended Jess to others whose reasons for having massage or cranial sacral therapy naturally differ to my own and they, too, have been pleased.

JH

Craniosacral therapy helps your nervous system to learn new ways to regulate, decreasing stress and supporting healing on all levels. It also helps the fascia to loosen and increases your range of movement and energy levels. This can be especially useful where the energy has become restricted or unable to flow causing illness and pain. Injury, emotional upset and mental and physical stress can disrupt your bioenergetic patterns and these difficulties can then remain trapped in the body’s tissues. Gentle touch and listening can create space for the body to settle and rebalancing can occur throughout your whole system.

My first few massages with Jess were of the conventional type, then she suggested craniosacral therapy. I was guided by her experience of my body and interested in what this form of massage might offer.

I find the craniosacral therapy to be deeply relaxing: it seems to search my body for the parts that would like some attention, locate them and gently encourage them to let go. For me this type of massage reaches further than a conventional massage. It touches physical and emotional depths and seems to incorporate a 'whole body’ experience. I find that the effects are longer lasting and the process feels more cumulatively healing from session to session. For me, the experience connects my mind and body which I find holistically nurturing.

SB

There may be times when this is uncomfortable or painful as you unwind and find new places that are easier. In other sessions you might feel sleepy, or emotional, or not very much at all! Some people have many layers of patterns which they want to work with and this could need a series of treatments until they are satisfied we have got to the root of things. Some then carry on with a regular 'top-up' session whenever it suits them.

Craniosacral therapy is very gentle and many parents choose it when they are concerned about their baby or child. It is also great during and after pregnancy. I am very happy to see families together.

I also work with people who want support for long term issues or who are experiencing major change in their lives. Regular sessions can be a way to deal with this and relax away from the pressures around them. Some people come monthly, some every few months - each person is different.

I enjoy getting to know my clients and helping them find ways to improve their health and reduce ongoing difficulties and pain. Please contact me to see how I can help.

Craniosacral therapy deeply relaxes me. I don't realise how tense I am until I have a session with Jess. Then everything settles back into the place it is supposed to be.

HC

All testimonials are from clients who have worked with me, some of them over a number of years. These are their words and are entirely their own opinion and feelings about their sessions with me.

I can offer a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your situation on the phone or by Zoom, or you can book in for an initial session to experience how I work.

As I develop my work with people experiencing the effects of trauma, I no longer offer Therapeutic Massage.

Contact Details

Stroud

I work at Ownzone, 9 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB. Please book using the BOOK NOW button on this page, or you contact me by email or on 07896 046188 to discuss your situation or make an appointment. Please note I work on the second floor up two flights of stairs. If you need a ground floor room, please get in touch.

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Association of Physical and Natural Therapists (APNT)

British Complementary Medical Association (BCMA)

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