“Both my husband (who has dementia) and myself have definitely felt the benefits of these sessions with Bryony. Each time they have given to us a peace and stillness and rest that we did not have before the treatment. I found that as the sessions went on, my husband’s sleep pattern improved, his mood swings were not so much, he was more at peace with himself. Myself, I have had a lot less pain, more sleep, lots more energy, and a sense of being whole again. I also find I don’t get so angry with being able to cope easier with my husband’s dementia. I find that I can lie still and relax, because I can get into the mode of stillness and breathing as if I was having a session. It is a wonderful feeling, I could not do that before, it used to take me up to 3 hours to try and get to sleep.
He has improved so much, not so angry and frustrated, a lot calmer, not many signs now at all of the aggression and not so much of the confrontation had had all the time. More decisive than before.
The treatments do work longer than they did at the beginning so I would say that they are very beneficial for people who are suffering from dementia and also helps their carers cope better, and am exceptionally pleased and thankful we were given this opportunity. Thank you so much.” (V Grant)
‘I was very impressed with what you picked up on and the immediate relief I got from some pain. The sessions helped me notice where I was holding on. I also felt much calmer and rested after the treatment. I felt very cared for during the session, you were extremely attentive and respectful. I noticed improvements to the body system and flow. I really didn’t believe that this type of intervention could be effective but I have now recommended it to others!’ (Health Professional, mid 40s)
“Hi Bryony, I want to say thank you one more time for our session on Thursday. There was and is a significant change in me afterwards – I feel calmer and softer and more connected with inner love towards this world. It has also manifested in coming closer with other people, including my partner and friends. Thank you ” (AN)
“As a practitioner, Bryony is intuitive, caring and competent. Her peaceful, calm manner is reflected in her sessions where you feel cocooned in gentle healing energy. After a recent session, I was left feeling like a weight had been lifted from me. I felt so much lighter and in the following days, peaceful and full of energy.” (Elizabeth Martin)
I started cranio-sacral therapy with Bryony when I was going through a challenging time in my life. I didn’t have any particular expectations, I just wanted to be open to this new experience and at first I didn’t feel or sense much and it took me a few sessions to start noticing subtle changes. I was very touched by Bryony’s listening skills, her extreme gentleness and insights. It’s hard to explain how it works but cranio-sacral therapy is beneficial on a very deep level. I felt so safe, respected and cared for in that space that my body, mind and spirit learned to let go of my deepest fear that I wasn’t even aware of. My understanding is that as human beings, we need physical touch, especially when we are babies. We have such a strong, intimate bond with our mums (on a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual level) who we always have a physical contact with and I lost that when my mum passed away when I was not even 3 years old and it left a huge, empty space and cranio-sacral therapy was a place for me where I was able to go back to this safe place of trust, love and gentleness where my body remembers the sacredness of human touch….. (Elisabeth Landgraf)
After experiencing migraines for over 8 years and being on every single drug possible from the doctors I felt like there was nothing else for me to try to help improve my migraines. I had been to see numerous different doctors and neurologists and I decided the best thing to do was to try and come off the medication I was on. This was very difficult but with the help of Bryony it was possible. After my first session with Bryony I did not experience a migraine for almost two weeks (i would normally get about 5/6 migraines a week) and the results were amazing! I would absolutely recommend this for anyone who suffers from migraines as it has helped me a lot. (S Donoghue)
‘I have suffered from ME for fifteen years now, so my energy levels are often quite low, I sleep poorly and suffer from lots of muscular aches and pains. The main effect of the treatments were to almost instantly allow my body to relax deeply, certainly in a way I have not been able to do for many years. I also felt, perhaps because of this, that my energy levels were slightly better for a few days after treatment. The benefits of each session would probably have been more enduring had it not been for the fact that they coincided with a period of significant stress. (Female health professional, late 50s)
‘I was origininally quite cynical about the treatment but I now feel the cranio-sacral therapy sessions have provided me with a sense of a core and a sense of relaxation in a fundamental way. Systemically I feel better and more robust. I feel it has been supporting what I’ve been trying to do myself. It has been supportive in handling the emotional stuff around having multiple sclerosis and I feel more emotionally stable. My general health is really good and I feel healthier and stronger.’ (Teacher, early 40s)
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