"Our bodies are innately wise.It is your fundamental embodied wisdom that I connect with through out the session.
This wisdom lies underneath all that is out of alignment and in discomfort, I support you to feel the impulse of this
Wisdom in the subtle movements and in the heart of the constrictions.To work with this,I feel humbled,by the power that our bodies have to heal". - Kanchan
"It's good I like coming here" - Lily-Ann (age 6)
"Kanchan has helped Lily-Ann with her speech difficulties" - Mum(Louisa)
"We started seeing Kanchan when our son was struggling with anxiety and feeling stressed from school. She has a gentle, caring and relaxed manner that our son immediately took too, trusting her to work with him.
The difference after each session was very noticeable to all those around him.His whole being was more relaxed and it felt after each session "we got our boy back".
Indeed the difference in his confidence and anxiety levels was so obvious the school questioned us."we don't know what happened but he is a different boy!"
We still see Kanchan for top ups as and when he needs it,(e.g. Stressful times around tests or transitions.)
Overall,seeing Kanchan has worked wonders at bringing out the best in him and helping him deal with external stress.
As a mother I have found her words of wisdom and encouragement invaluable .I would recommend her wholeheartedly." - Rose Whitehouse
"I first went to Kanchan for craniosacral therapy over four years ago. At the time I was recovering from ME, trauma and abuse and was unable to work. I was fragile and vulnerable and Kanchan provided me with a gentle, safe, compassionate and loving space. She has assisted me greatly in my healing process and continues to do so. I have recovered fully from ME and am a much more peaceful person. I have been able to release so much that was not serving me or my wellbeing and have returned to work. Thank you, Kanchan, for all you have given and continue to give me." - Caroline, Crediton
ABOUT CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Life and health in the body is expressed as motion. All living cells demonstrate this motion. These subtle movements manifest in all parts of the body, producing rhythms which have been scientifically measured and can be palpated by sensitive hands. This movement is the basis of a healthy system.
Health is always present within the core of our systems and my intention will be to aid you in accessing this health to enable your body physiology to make the adjustments that it needs for healing to occur.
I work in a gentle hands on fashion. Firstly, no matter what your presenting problems are, I will make contact with the place in your system that is constantly orientating towards health, however sick or in pain you may feel.
My work is grounded in anatomy and physiology but I keep an awareness of the body/mind/spirit as being one unit of function (including the emotional body), so no matter where you feel pain, trauma, blocked energy or disease, it will affect your whole system and this means that I may use any part of your system to address and meet and bring healing to your current issue.
Through our life time, including birth and the prenatal period, we experience different conditions, be it emotional trauma, accidents, illnesses, etc.
If left unmet, our body intelligence stores this "story", and it can be years before these traumas give us trouble.
So the treatments will be addressing these layers of your history as well as your current issue.
I will always be guided by your body.
I will not be imposing anything on you.
We will work together as your system guides us.
This is not a "quick fix "therapy, but it is a thorough and profound healing technique.
Your healing will continue to take place after the session is over, and it can be a few days before you notice results. You may find treatment relaxing and rejuvenating as we are contacting deep nourishment at the core of your being. Current issues and problems have usually built up over time and consequently need time to resolve.
Craniosacral therapy can be helpful for all conditions, as it reaches to the core under any presenting problem.
In my experience it is particularly helpful for conditions such as, arthritis, autism, back pain, breathing problems, dental problems, depression, digestive disorders, dyslexia, colic, emotional problems, exhaustion, insomnia, ME, migraine, postoperative health, reintegration after accidents, any kind of physical or mental trauma, stress related illnesses, TMJ or jaw disorders, whiplash, birth intervention traumas in mum and baby, chronic pain, and much more.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FOR CHILDREN.
“Craniosacral for children is a deep ,caring, hands on listening ,to all that lies beneath the surface .All that is hard for your child to express can be heard and felt through the nerves, the fluids and the tissues of their sensitive body/mind/soul systems.Their bodies speak the language that their behaviours are trying to express.Once met in this way ,powerful release can take place, supporting the resolve of many underlying issues.”
Children are experiencing an increasing amount of stress at school these days.In fact it's not only the children, but also the teachers that are having to cope with the pressure of governmental guidelines and expected statistics.This is causing children and those that care for them to be under a lot of pressure, and for some it causes anxiety ,which can lead to behavioural problems.
In my experience of working with children ,craniosacral therapy works directly with the nervous system, creating a greater possibility for relaxation and resourcing . This then helps to access potency in the child's system that can support a tension release ,and the release of pressure, that can then bring the feeling of more confidence, spaciousness and calm.
After a craniosacral sacral session, it has been reported to me that parents and teachers have witnessed great changes in the child's attitude and behaviour in the classroom, despite the pressure still being there.
Craniosacral sessions have also helped children with speech problems, social confidence, and sleep issues.
Sessions can also support the parent /child relationship, as they give a deeper insight to what the child is experiencing.
'By contacting the core levels of health, the craniosacral approach is a gentle and powerful tool for the relief of suffering. It is an exploration into the essence of healing, one which has the potential to lead us to the deepest roots of our being' - Michael Kern
"The craniosacral concept is a potent therapeutic vision grounded upon certain anatomical, psychological and therapeutic observations. To utilise craniosacral therapy in diagnosis and treatment requires seeing the individual as an integrated whole" - John Upledger
'The human system is a unit of function, it is an integrated whole. It is only our minds that fragment that whole. This truth can be perceived both within our immediate experience of suffering and within the experience of the underlying health which centers that suffering. Within the craniosacral concept it is seen that health is never lost.' - Franklyn Sills
Kanchan has over 15 years experience as a craniosacral therapist, and is also specialised in the treatment of babies and children, having done many years work with Claire Dolby, Karlton Terry, Matthew Appleton and Jenny Meyer, studying baby body language, embryology and pre and perinatal birth psychology.
Kanchan is also a trained counsellor and massage therapist, and has worked with women and couples in awakening to our deeper relational potential, with our own humanity, our environment and with each other. Kanchan is also a trained doula, and is passionate about the support of children and parents pre and postnatally, and through the transitional years that come.