Craniosacral treatments for hay fever and how it works:

The combination of NAET and craniosacral treatments for hay fever work very well because any stress mode that the body is in during the allergies reaction is reduced completely, which reduces the inflammation cascade caused by the stress mode, and therefore the leaky gut condition, due to the stress mode, as well as the healing of the mind, body and auric field. The whole system reaction to the outside world is reduced, giving the physical and physiological mind to be in a state of relaxation and therefore reduction of the damaged caused by the stress.
For the immune system, once the stress is reduced, then the antibodies that attack the usual normal compound like the pollen, is switched off. Once the cortisol, which is the response to constant stress mode, is switched off, then, the intestinal tract is repaired (sometimes probiotics and other nutrients are needed to increase the speed of the repair). Once the intestinal tract is repaired then the barrier against the harmful bacteria, viruses and other undigested food are not allowed in, which it means the body will get back to a state of balance and a reduction of the hay fever.

Clinical practice workshop for craniosacral Therapists – working with the body, mind and soul

New Clinical practice workshop.

CST clinical practice for integration of the body mind and soul. Working with your higher self and connection to the Angels and their colours.

This is a workshop practical for a minimum of two therapist and a max of three.

3 and half hours primary CPD as it is all practical.

You can book separately or together.

This is for post graduate only and for therapists who wants to explore the deeper connection with their higher self and soul and working with Higher Being.

The choice of work depends on the therapists and their own Higher selves and ready gift. This can be used with clients who also are very gifted, to support their journey and helping them to reach their full potential.

Each therapist will have a full session of dealing with their own issues and healing them of any restriction that they have.

We work on integrating the soul, which can reveal your full potential as a craniosacral therapist and therapist in general.

The workshop will be lead my me and during the sessions I will put my input and my experience in working at the highest level, with the physical, mind and soul all involved.

This is run only with a minimum of two or 3 therapist and the workshops needs to be booked at least 3 weeks in advanced and paid in full when booked.

The time is  10.30am to and only on available days. Excluded are weekends and bank holidays and Wednesdays.

This is an invaluable opportunity for any CST therapist who would like to discover more of what they are able to do if asking for the right help.

It will run from my home N15 6HA London full address will be given at the booking.

Booking in advance only via bank transfer, check paid 3 weeks in advance. The cost for the 3 and half hours for each therapist is £ 70.00.

Payment via bank transfer: Maria Esposito TSB  code 308472 account 24603860 or cheque (email Maria Esposito if want to make the payment in this way).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome workshop for all.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome workshop for all on the 21st of August 2017 at Clear Break – Kentish Town – London

This workshop is from 7pm till 9pm and it will cover:

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What are the possible trigger for IBS

What can you try to reduce or eliminate the IBS symptoms

Questions and answers time for each individual.

Places are limited and once you book there is no refund for the workshop unless you supply a substitute for the workshop.
Payment of £ 25.00 via bank transfer: Maria Esposito TSB  code 308472 account 24603860 or cheque (email Maria Esposito if want to make the payment in this way 15 days prior to the start of the workshop).

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There is no refund for this and the other workshops once you booked unless you find a substitute for the workshop.

Unconscious and conscious fears that holds your goal and dream back. Let them go with craniosacral therapy

After 6 years working with craniosacral therapy with myself and others, I have experienced many of my conscious and unconscious fears disappear. I have also noticed many of my clients unconscious fears disappear too. How that happens? Well as I mentioned in my previous blog, craniosacral therapy gets into the unconscious mind, body cells, inside and outside, our auric fields and our mental state. It does not however in my experience get into things that the person is not ready to share or deal with. The only time CST would deal with any fear or trauma from the past is when the person is ready to deal with it. That is the beauty of it. You body, mind and soul knows when is time to let go.

Some of the unconscious fears can be the cause of you being stuck in the same circle of events, either in a relationship or friendship, work or even by the fact that a goal that you want to achieve, is never achieved, because you stop yourself from achieving it, because of deep down or unknown fears.

So if you have had the same negative patterns for a long time, eg. getting in the same type of job setting with the same type of negative boss or you keep complaining about the same type of people all the time, be sure that you have a fear there that is keeping you in the same state of mind! Down and negative and unable to move forward, maybe even complaining that something or someone else is causing you to get stuck!

Craniosacral therapy will get to the core of that fear and put you back in charge of your Life!

It is hard and sometimes seems impossible to achieve it, as yourself and life challenge you all the time for the changing that you are making, however, if you  persevere, and you keep moving forward, it is WORTH IT, YOU are worth it!

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral therapist

Craniosacral therapy for anxiety

Anxiety is an overreaction to something that you would normally be fine. Usually that might happen either in adults or children because your mind is over worried with something else and you might think that you cannot cope with life itself. This is due to a stress mechanism, which deals with fears in the same way as stress. Fears can be small or big, it depends on the person and how well they have been taught to deal with life in general. What kind of family beliefs they have or social beliefs. How well they have been emotionally prepared for life and to deal with life itself. Now our parents or carers did the best they could with the resources that they had. Nowadays with have plenty of resources out there that we can tap in to get better. One of them is craniosacral therapy. I have seen people with anxiety who dealt with past emotional blockage and started to see life itself from a different angle, which makes them deal with life in a more relaxed way. I can say that CST is a very deep healing of the mind, body and spiritual.


(c) Copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral therapist

Hayfever time: NAET method – Nutrition and craniosacral therapy, what works best

It is the time of the year that we are back to hay fever season. Even though for some people starts in January and finish in September. I keep having more and more story of people who have reduced and some eliminated their hay fever symptoms. What is hay fever, well is just an overreaction from the immune system reacting to pollen which is a natural and normal part of our environment. Most people do not react to them because it has been with us since life has started. So why some people would react more than others? Well my clinical experience is that many people start reacting to other normal nutrients and food first. Their immune system starts to be on an alert state. This can be because of a traumatic birth (C-section included) or very sensitive intestinal tract, or any allergy to milk or wheat, gluten or eggs, as well as grass plant. As an adult, there might be some very stressful time or job that you do, or just a past trauma that is stuck in your mind and body that needs to be released in order for the entire body and mind to relax enough to reduce that over reaction to any normal food.

The method that I used as many know now is NAET. I have used NAET for about 10 years now and I am still amazed how well it works. In order to work well you need to go through all the possible nutrients first, then food and then the environmental allergens. The combination with craniosacral therapy is essential, as any trauma or stress needs to be reduces at a very deep and unconscious level, in order for the body and mind to know that you are ok and that you are not in danger by being attacked by pollen or any other normal nutritional food.

Now in some cases, there is a possibility that genetically, they cannot detoxify the toxins well, which it means that they need to pay more attention to what they eat and drink, and changing the way they react or deal with life itself, as stress or emotional stress can cause inflammation and therefore high toxins or oxidation, which is damaging to the body.

Below is a reminder of some blogs that I have written before:

The first one is about nutrients that helps with hay fever season, the other is a testimonial on how hay fever can be reduce and in some cases eliminating completely.

The following supplements reduce the histamine reaction. It works really well and within about 20 minutes of taking them.

  • Vitamin C from 500 mg to 2000 mg a day in the worse time a day
  • Vitamin E 200 iu to 4oo iu a day
  • Quercetin follow the dosage suggested on the bottle
  • Oily fish up to 1000 mg a day (mixed EPA and DHA) a day
  • I would also suggest to have plenty of fruits and vegetables and healthy diet with non fried food or no take away food.
  • Alcohol would increase the stress level in the body or the toxins and therefore worsen the symptoms of hay fever.
  • Saline Nasal spray are very helpful to reduce the pollen accumulation.
  • Eye drops for the irritation of the eyes are also useful to reduce eyes symptoms.
  • Reducing dairy products and wheat and gluten also reduces the allergy symptoms as the food is harder to break down for some people.
  • Artichokes, chicory and any bitter green vegetables can help the liver to detox.
  • Drink up to 2 liters of water a day, throughout the day to help the body to run smoothly and detox from the kidney, via urine.


“I started getting hay fever the summer after my daughter was born, 8 ½ yeas ago. Prior to that I had just been allergic to cats since I was a teenager but had managed just to avoid them.

My hay fever started quite early in the season and would go on through the summer and on certain bad days I would get so itchy and sneezy and irritated that I would have to go and lie down. It was frustrating that at the nicest time of year, being outside in the garden/park etc. made me feel ill. I tried using conventional hay fever drugs – clarityn and flixonase which helped a bit but I was still getting symptoms and didn’t like taking these drugs all the time.

So when Maria told me that she could treat hay fever in the long term, I was very interested. I didn’t know anything about the NEAT system. Maria explained that she would test and treat, not only my allergies to pollen but also intolerances to all different kinds of food and environmental factors. She explained that intolerances to other things, even if we are not aware of them can increase the body’s allergic reaction to pollen. 

The first time I visited Maria, she carried out tests to see which things I had intolerance to. The test involved lying down, holding a vial with the essence the particular substance in my right hand and holding my left arm up in the air. Maria then pushed against my left arm and I would have to resist. Sometimes it was easy to resist and others I seemed to have very little resistance. I didn’t know each time which substance was being tested. It turned out that I had intolerances to quite a number of things including wheat, dairy, sugars, shellfish, pulses as well as a lot of different kinds of pollen, dust and animal hair. Maria suggested that until we treated them I should avoid wheat dairy and sugars and although this was difficult my hay fever did seem to improve a bit

She then set about treating these intolerance. As far as I understand the process is about telling the brain that the particular substance is not threat and therefore the body does not need to react as if it is a foreign body. The treatments click here to read more

Recent testimonial for hay fever


I just thought I should let you know that so far this year I have not needed to take any tablets/ nasal sprays for  what normally is very bad hay fever!

I have had some slight symptoms when I have gone to other countries and other parts of the U.K…but not enough to do anything about it… and I am still waiting for it to hit me… ! Thank you David”

It takes time to reduce the hay fever, and I usually start from nutrients and food and treat the hay fever only from the end of September so that you have more chance to pass the treatment with no tree, flowers or grass pollen around. At the end though it is all worth it, as if you had it for a long time and you keep taking anti-histamine for the summer, it is well worth it.

I have sneezed a few times in the past few days, for some reason or another and I would not want to do that all the time! I would do anything possible in my power to look for a more permanent solution! Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Tips for balancing your blood sugar and hypoglycemia

How do you know what to eat and not eat, so that you can balance your blood sugar level. Sometimes it is hard to know and choose what to do. Here are some tips of what would increase blood sugar level and what balance it. Each individual is different and it depends on your level of exercise that you might need a bit more carbohydrate and sugary foods and avoid it. If you work about 8 hours sitting down, you do not need to eat so much sugar and sugary foods, including a lot of carbohydrates.

What increases blood sugar level and or the stress cascade in the body, which increases also blood sugar level:

Coffees and teas are stimulants; they can cause your heartbeat to increase, and a quick rise in your blood sugar levels. A sudden drop of blood sugar level can then follow few hours later. This can cause symptoms like dizziness, faintness, palpitations and cravings for sweet foods or bread, which will start the whole cycle again. It can also leave you feeling tired in the middle of the day and contribute to you being exhausted by evening.

What we would like you to drink

Have more ….
• Water: aim to eventually drink 8 to 10 glasses as soon as possible. The body eliminates about 2 liters of water per day through sweat, urine, and breathing. Drinking water will also help your constipation and elimination of toxins.
• Sip your water for the first week. You might go to the toilet more often when you first increase your fluid uptake, but the body will adjust.
• Remember that coffee and tea are diuretics; they stimulate the bladder more than just drinking water – leaching vital nutrients like calcium from your system.
• Green tea: one a day it is a good antioxidant but contains some caffeine.
• Herbal teas: for example, echinacea, peppermint, detox teas, chamomile tea and other herbal teas from the following brand names: Yoghi – Dr Steward – or normal herbal tea. You can find them in healthy food shops or any supermarket nowadays.
• Coffee Substitutes: Bamboo, chicory and barley drink. Try mixing half and half with coffee to help wean yourself off caffeine.
• Drink some decaffeinated coffee at the beginning if you like the taste but aim at eliminate this as well.

• Coffee: Have your first morning coffee at 11.00 am – this will stop your blood sugar levels going up artificially first thing in the morning.
• Tea – again is a stimulant. Try to stop having normal tea or coffee after 5 pm. This will stop you from waking up in the middle of the night. Drink herbal teas instead.
• Low calorie diet drinks, they still manipulate sugar. They contain additives and often act as toxins. Some contain the sweetener aspartame, which is an artificial sweetener, which can increase the body toxicity in some people.
• Avoid coke and diet coke, they contain a lot of caffeine.
• Fruit juice – is too sugary.
• Fruit tea – strawberry teas, rosehip, often they have chemicals added.
You could feel a slight headache when stopping the coffee or any other stimulant, that include chocolate if you eat or drink a lot of it; this is due to caffeine and toxins withdrawal. Cutting down slowly will reduce the symptoms. This will last one to two days.

• Five meals a day, three mains meals and two snacks. This should include breakfast, a mid morning snack, lunch, mid afternoon snack and dinner.

• Protein with each meal. This will help stabilize your blood sugar and energy levels during the day.

• Complex carbohydrates, such as, whole meal grains, such as brown rice, quinoa (to use instead of rice, it contains 40% protein, and you can find it at the health shop) also try buckwheat (see recipes). Soya products such as tofu contain proteins as well as lentils, kidney beans, butter beans and chickpeas. There are some recipes attached.

Make soups or casserole with them for evening meals. Sainsbury sells organic tinned kidney beans, chickpeas and butter beans.
These foods will help your constipation and blood sugar levels as well as your craving.

How strong are your roots? How solid and integrated are you?

Do you know when you are fully rooted to Earth and grounded, and solid in your body? Do you feel when things are all over the place around you, they are possibly all over the place inside you?
Well craniosacral therapy helps you to know when you are fully grounded and integrated, and deal with unconscious things that you are too scared to look at. It might be a easy thing to deal with, however, if you are not fully grounded and rooted into your body, it is impossible to deal with it, no matter how simple and easy it is.  Picture copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons)

If you look at the tree above its roots are part of the tree, they look very strong, the trunk and the roots are connected to each other and this tree looks like it is very solid and not going anywhere without each other. The roots supply plenty of nutrition for the tree, and the toxins are expelled via the roots into the earth to be dissolved and recycled. As the tree above, our body and mind needs the nutrition and care of the Earth, while our spirit or soul needs the healing care of the Universe out there, whatever you would like to call it. So as the tree is connected with its leaves to the heavens, and the roots to Earth, us too, in a state of balance connect to the heavens for help and support for our soul and the Earth for our body and mind!
Have you ever felt like the tree above? and if not what do you need to heal?

(c) copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Theapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral therpist

Unwinding in Craniosacral therapy for aching and painful muscles and joints

Tight muscles and painful joints and tendons. Unwinding in craniosacral therapy, what does it do?

Craniosacral therapy treatments, quite often uses unwinding to relieve some tight joints or muscles. The unwinding is a natural way of detangling the strain that has been put on your body. In a person that is very stressed out, it can also be an internal unwinding, by letting go of a lot of the worry and tension caused by work or life in general.

I would describe the unwinding like a twisted elastic that you let go at the end and will just flip back by itself by just untwisting and unwinding till is back to normal.

The unwinding sometimes releases the pain and inflammation out of the body, so for a day or so it feels worse, and then it goes and you feel better little by little. Unless you cause the same problem again by getting yourself tensed up physically and mentally.

Unwinding is one of the most gentle and safe way of releasing the tight muscles and during craniosacral therapy this will usually end in a balance up of the entire body as well as the integration of the body and mind.


© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – NAET – Craniosacral Therapist

Tropical super food nutritional value: Cherimoya of the Annona species

Cherimoya fruitCherimoya fruit from the species Annona. It is called also custard apple. This fruit was eaten by the Inca People and come from Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Andes and Colombia. Now it is spread all over tropical countries, this includes also our European island Madeira.  It grows at high altitude and it needs cold and hot and dry weather to grow well.

This fruit is unusually shaped. It resembles a pineapple but green and out of regular shape. It needs to be ripe in order to be eaten and you need to eat it fairly quickly after that. You can just feel the softness of the fruit to know that it is time to eat it. If the outside turns brown at room temperature than you cannot eat it anymore, if it turns brown in the fridge than it is ok to eat. Usually you should eat it within 2-3 days of being ripe and you have cut it open. I put that in the fridge to keep it from losing his vitamin C too quickly as once in the air the vitamin C will get oxidized and therefore not much of it anymore. The inside of the fruit has got big black seeds, which are poisonous to eat, so do not crush and eat them. I am not sure that if you plant them, anything will come out, you can try it. Some say that they taste of bananas, or strawberry.

Cut Cherimoya fruit

The texture of the fruit is soft and the fruit melts into your mouth. The taste is a bit funny, a bit sour and pungent, but mainly for me it tastes of nothing really, unless you put a bit of flavour in it, such as yogurt or honey.

It is a good fruit for people who have problems with sugar as it is not as sweet as many other fruits, however it can only be eaten in small pieces and in moderation each day as if you eat the entire fruit in one go, it will be still high in fructose.

Other people seems to think that it tastes like a banana, or strawberry or a soft apple.

I would use it for breakfast few pieces or in a smoothie, or with plain yogurt and a bit of honey with some blueberry. It is high in protein and vitamin C, which needs to be eaten fairly quickly after it is cut.

Nutrients content of the fruit in 100g (a medium size fruit is about 287mg without the skin and seed).

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