Craniosacral drop-in clinic
Tuesdays mornings 9.20-11.30pm (do come in by 9.10am to write your name down) at: Every Tuesdays except on School half-terms
Hornsey Vale Community Centre 60 Mayfield Road N8 9LP.
The Clinic is non-appointment based, closed during school holidays and is for all – babies, children and adults.
Arriving at the clinic around 9.10am is recommended to secure a time-slot for your session as at time could be very busy. The clinic is run on a first come, first served basis.
Things have changed at the community and you can only wait in the hall outside the main building, but still undercover and out of the rain, if it does.
We will have chair for you to sit down when we arrive, and you can add your name according to the first one that was there.
If you need to use the toilets, we can only let you in between appointments.
If you go away and come back for your slot, please do be ontime, as the time is limited.
If possible to do a home test lateral flow before your appointment, as some of the people attending will be in the the vulnerable group.
All the therapists will do the lateral test flow within 24 hours of attending the clinic. We will also wear a mask and or a visor or both during your treatment, and disinfect the room and couch in between. The window in the room will be a bit open. Please do bring warm clothes or small blankets for yourself, as we cannot use our own anymore in the clinic (too many blankets otherwise, and too much washing). If you can also bring your own gel, that will be great, otherwise we will have some that you can use.
We will be taking phone numbers and email address in case of need, and some essential notes.
I will be asking to fill in a simple form for adults and for your baby/children.
All the notes and details will be kept by the individual leader only that leads the clinic, and each leader will have their own notes with phone number and email, which will be asked again by the leader (only myself and Zoe Rigby are the co-leaders of the clinic and hence we will asking you the same things only twice, thank you for your understanding, this is due to data protection, your details will not be shared with any other third party, unless asked specifically by you).
The duration of the session is 20 minutes, but the results are amazing and powerful, from babies to adults even in a short time. There will be one to a max of two people working on you (sometimes two of my colleagues will be working on you, and I will step back, only for the clinic lead by Maria Esposito).
This is donation based clinic and any donation will be appreciated so that the next person can attend the clinic, and we can carry on with the clinic. There is no minimum donation.
The clinic is closed during Haringey school half terms
- Half Term Drop-in Craniosacral therapy clinic closing dates 2021/22
- Closed December from 20.12.21- till 4th of January 2022. Re-opens Tuesday 11.1.22
- Closed 15.2.22 – Re-opens 22.2.22
- Easter closed from 5.4.22 till 18.4.22 – Re-opens 19.4.22
- Closed 31.5.22 – Re-opens 7.6.22
- Closed summer half-term from 26.07.22 till 31st.08.22 – Re-opens 6.9.22
- Private sessions are still available on school half terms
This community clinic was set up by our wonderful colleague Richard Kramer 20 years ago and thank to his determination and love for the Craniosacral therapy that this clinic is very successful.
Craniosacral therapy for Babies
Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle but powerful therapy. Babies love the treatment and connect to it very well (there is no manipulation of any kind). Any type of trauma from minor to bigger can be relieved with one or two treatments. Things that CST can work on:
- Colic’s which are very frequent in babies
- Traumatic birth (C-section- Forceps – Ventouse, very fast birth, et)
- Frequency of throwing up the milk
- Sleeping better and more peacefully
- You gain a stronger connection with mother and babies (the mother needs to be treated as well as the baby for both reflux and connection with the baby)
- Other problems that have been helped with treatment with CST are:
- Frequent colds for the babies, Toddlers and children
Craniosacral Therapy for adults
Cranio-sacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form.
In a typical cranio-sacral session, you will usually lie fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands usually lightly on your body and tuning in. The first thing you will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. This release of tension often extends into everyday life.
Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment. The work is often deeply moving and exhilarating.
The benefit can also be noticed after few days in some people. The experience is different from each baby, child or adult according to their own need of balance and adjustments.
click here to read more about CST
This clinic is co-lead with my colleagues and Zoe Rigby as a co-leader.