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Hands on head. A Craniosacral Therapy treatment in action



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Health is always present. Reconnection to health occurs when the body is truly heard. CST has its roots in Osteopathy but uses no manipulation. Rather, a gentle touch that interacts with deeply subtle rhythms and impulses in the body to assist with self-repair.    


Some people come for regular, constitutional sessions having experienced what CST can offer. Others come with conditions as diverse as dental issues, IBS, hormonal imbalances, PTSD, chronic fatigue, tinnitus, whiplash, sleep disorders, RSI as well as back, neck and joint pains. 


CST promotes a sense of wellbeing on a physical, mental and emotional level from which the ups and downs of life can best be lived, unhindered by low energy, recurring illness, chronic pain or anxiety.

I love what I do!

Times & Locations


Posts held in addition to private practice include


- teaching CST in a student clinic in Highbury & Islington


- treating Teens at a school for children excluded from mainstream school, a PRU, Pupil Referral Unit, in central London 

- treating people with CST seeking support for drug and alcohol use at ChangeGrowLive in North London 

Call for an appointment or to find out how CST might help you.


What people say

"I felt new!"

a Teen, a week after treatment

" I feel free!"

another Teen
who attended 
13 sessions

"Treatments have given me an inner strength."
BR, sleep issue 

"I could stay like this forever - I feel like I've come home.
RB, tinnitus

Craniosacral Therapy session in process
How CST has helped


Here are some heart-moving stories of how CST has helped people.

With thanks to the CSTA for producing them and thanks to the individuals willing to share their stories.



Here are some research papers:

Brough et al. (2015)

Perspectives on the effects and mechanisms of craniosacral therapy: A qualitative study of users’ views

Castro-Sánchez et al. (2016)

Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

And a link to an excellent article in Candis Magazine by a colleague about how CST works and what it is beneficial for, including success stories with vertigo and stress control.

Alternative Health Practioner current research and testimonial Beatrice Doubble

Madeleine Barnes BCST, RCST, BA(Hons)

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

The Craniosacral Practice


1 Oldbury Place



London W1U 5PA

Tel: +44 (0) 7970 174 502



Cancellation Policy:

Please allow more than 48 hours for cancellations as a courtesy otherwise a full charge will be made for the session.

CST is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor.

Accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association 

Trained at The Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust 

Registered with IABT, recognising the Biodynamic approach

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May all be happy
May all be without disease
May all creatures have well-being
And none be in misery of any kind.

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