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Back Pain | Neck Pain

Back & Neck Pain

Morning James,
Just wanted to let you know how good my back is and the relief I am feeling after months of the constant throb of pain.
It is the best it has been for a long time.

Andrew Giacon

I suffered from severe back pain after having lifted something ridiculously heavy. Back pain was something really new to me and I had not expected it to linger that long, in spite of physiotherapy, cutting down on my activities, and really looking after myself.

After over two months of pain which made cycling, walking, gardening and sitting at my desk often pretty unbearable and really affected my life quality, I started to look for alternatives. Having had excellent experiences with cranio-sacral therapy before, I was glad my body responded as quickly to it as in the past.

The pain was immediately alleviated after each treatment session, but after two or three days the pain, now reduced, would still kick in again. The real breakthrough came after the third session, after which the back pain did not recur in spite of me now confidently transitioning back to my former active life.

I am so grateful to James, and am now a regular at this practice.

Heike Papenthin

One night I managed to twist my neck at a funny angle and immediately felt intense pain. I was unable to straighten my head or move it at all. I tried to sleep it off but the pain got worse and nothing I did (pain killers or using a hot wheat bag) eased the pain.

I suffered through the night and made an appointment with James for a craniosacral session the following day. Within the first session I felt immediate relief and was more comfortable than I had been in hours. The tension in my neck seemed to release and the pain decreased significantly.

I still couldn’t look sideways over my shoulder as it was still sore so I went back to see James for another session the following day. After that session, my neck was almost back to normal. I could look sideways over both my shoulders and had very little pain when I stretched to look behind.

This was a huge improvement and my neck seemed to fix itself after that. And the whole treatment process was extremely relaxing – I didn’t have to worry about someone clicking it back into place or sticking needles in – which could have been a lot more painful!

Suzy West

I have always had neck issues, it’s where I hold tension and stress. Before I went to see James, it was getting to an unbearable point. I had been going to a Physiotherapist as well as getting massages, but these would only help with the pain for a day or two. Everything was aggravating my neck, from going to the gym or doing yoga, to working and watching TV, and even sleeping. It was just constantly uncomfortable.

Altogether I had five sessions, over the course of seven weeks. Although I felt lighter and the pain was less intense after the first session, it took four sessions for it to really shift. Sometimes I could feel it change during the session, or even as I walked out the door, and other times it would take several days for me to really feel the discomfort had gone.

It has been a month and a half since my last session, and I can happily say my neck is pain free! I can exercise without causing havoc to my neck area, and sleep without my shoulder or neck pain waking me up.

What I like about James’ practice is that it really is a full body approach. He looks at everything that may be affecting the area of your pain, and treats it from there. This means a more permanent and lasting recovery.

Violet Foster

Headaches | Migraines

Headache & Migraine

When I came to see James I was suffering with migraines and headaches for a few years. I usually had 1-2 migraines per week, each time lasting up to 72 hours during the day and night. Pills were not very helpful.

I stopped having migraines from my first session and after each following one I was having less headaches as well.

I do not have migranes anymore, now if I have a headache, its just once or twice a month . They are weak and do not last long.

I am very happy with the result and i would definitely recommend to do Craniosacral Therapy as I know from my experience how hard it is to find a solution from migraines. The quality of my life is increased and pain does not ruin my life anymore.

Elena Rasskazova

I had been suffering from headaches/migraines, as well as sinus problems for years. I had seen different doctors about these problems only to be given medication that left me feeling drowsy and with low energy, and never being able to pin point the cause of my migraines.

I felt that after each session I had with James, my body felt a lot more relaxed and more at ease. After the second session I noticed that my migraines were becoming less intense and the amount of times I had a migraine weekly became less and less. Before one session with James my sinuses were feeling fairly congested and inflamed and during and after the session I felt pressure release in my face and immediately felt clearing within my sinuses.  By my fourth session my migraines were gone, I felt no more tension and I felt more aware of my body as a whole.

I am absolutely amazed with the results, after suffering from migraines almost daily and having to have taken many types of pain medication for them, I am grateful to have found a natural and pain free relief.

Sarah Moko

I decided to try Craniosacral Therapy as I was suffering from migraines – about 2-3 weekly. After the first session with James my migraines stopped! I did have one headache though, which didn’t turn into a migraine, but after 3 more sessions, they have completely gone. I haven’t taken a migraine pill since seeing James.  I also have a lot more energy and feel great. I am completely amazed and blown away with the result – it was easy, relaxing and pain free – what a cure!

Donna Mcintosh

I had regular severe migraines for the past 5 years on a monthly basis. After the first session with James they became less intense, and by the 3rd session they stopped – I have not had any migraines for what would now be over 3 months! I am really impressed and am glad to have a natural relief.

Vesna Cotterill

I am pregnant and had been having headaches that were persistent and penetrating almost daily, making it hard to think. I had also been experiencing a combination of pain & numbness at the top of each of my buttocks, into my hip and down my leg.

James worked around my pelvis and head in the first session. I was surprised to notice a reduction in my headaches after that very first session. I was also aware that the pain & numbness in my hips had reduced. I continued with the treatments and after the 5th session my headaches were completely gone! I can now think clearly and calmly. I am absolutely rapt with the results! The pain & numbness in my hips has significantly reduced too, and I feel it improve with every session. As a bonus i have noticed my ‘clicky’ shoulder – a shoulder that was always weak – now feels strong & fully functional.

I am very grateful for the treatments with James as I know they help me and that has a flow on effect for the baby.

Cecile Tayler

Since my teenage years, I have endured countless migraines of varying degree. Some have lasted 30 minutes, others up to three days. Unfortunately, I have never been able to pin-point the trigger of these debilitating headaches. James put a hand under my lower back, causing different sensations, more like a faint whirling around my spine. Following this, James held my head, ever so gently. This caused a very pleasant tingling sensation in my head, neck and down my spine. A feeling of total relaxation overtook my whole body and has continued in subsequent treatments. Now the results, this is, of course, the most important part of any treatment. Four weeks in and NOT one migraine! In general I feel a lot happier and positive, at ease with myself, more energetic and able to think more clearly.

Denise Tuson

I used to get migraines and headaches often and the only way in which I could make them stop would be to sleep them off. It was a real pain. First I started losing my vision and then I would throw up and have to close my eyes for darkness. I didn’t want to go to the doctors because I didn’t think that prescribing drugs would help to permanently stop this from reoccurring, I needed to go to the root of the problem. I don’t want to be taking drugs everyday for something that happens once in a while, it seems wrong and not healthy for the body.

After about 2 – 3 sessions with James, the migraines pretty much stopped and I haven’t had one for over 4 months which is a real improvement. I don’t even get annoying little headaches anymore. I am very happy with the outcome of this treatment and would highly recommend it to anyone that is having the same experiences as I was having. It will vastly improve your quality of life and its very easy to do.

Harrison Gosling

Tinnitus

I came to see james with tinnitus & neck pain. After 2 sessions the tinnitus dramatically reduced and neck pain disappeared. I am very happy, it’s great to know a way of dealing with this issue.

Finn Scholes

Sinuses

I have had congested sinuses for much of my life, and as a result was suffering from sinus related headaches almost daily. I was having to take pain relief for the headaches and in my frustration decided to try something new. After the first treatment with James I was able to feel a slight release in pressure in my head. After 3 more treatments, I now have relief. I no longer wake up with headaches and my sinuses are draining! I would happily recommend James and Craniosacral Therapy.

Kate Garvey

Toothache | Injury

I had a skateboarding accident which impacted my sacrum, back and head. This resulted in chronic headaches, neck pain, back pain, ear-ache and tooth-ache. The pain from the tooth-ache had me visiting the dental surgeon with requests to rip my back molars out, and I was asked to visit the hospital to have an MRI scan to check for neural damage. The concussion and injury left me sleepless for many nights and living on painkillers, it was torture!

During my treatment with James I felt very deep and sublime sensations in my body and he was able to locate very accurately the areas of stress and imbalance. Almost immediately and within the next 2 hours following my first Craniosacral Therapy session the effects were truly profound – my chronic headaches had dispersed and I felt a calm throughout my spine and back. I was able to sleep easy that night and no longer needed painkillers.

After the second treatment I experienced absolute release from the stress and trauma created from the accident and injury. Just 4 weeks after the injury I am now running, skateboarding and rock climbing again.  I am incredibly grateful and happy with the outcome.

Dharbhasana Lynn

Frozen Shoulder

I had the early stages of a ‘frozen’ right shoulder. It was niggling away and I didn’t seem to be able to settle into any position with comfort, day or night. It was very annoying and nothing seemed to be helping. I’m right-handed and use my hands throughout the day sitting at my computer keyboard for work or carrying out daily chores, and having this constant irritation was really starting to get in the way of the day’s flow.

After just one session of Craniosacral Therapy with James the low-grade pain in my shoulder eased and then simply disappeared, and has not returned.  I’ve had frozen shoulders in the past and this was certainly the quickest and simplest solution I’ve ever found in dealing with it, and completely supplement or drug-free!  To anyone wondering whether it’s worth a shot in dealing with pain or discomfort, I’d say, there’s really nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Liz Raizis

I worked as a chef in frozen food industry for a number of years. This involved being in sub zero temperatures regularly and also heavy lifting. As a result of this, I ended up with two frozen shoulders with strong pain stopping me from lifting my arms above my head. This only got worse with age even though I had long left the job. I went to several GPs who just gave me pain killers and told me that this is something I pretty much had to live with for the rest of my life.

I came across James’ CST practice one day and decided to give it a try. To my surprise, I noticed a difference after just a couple of appointments, and after going to see him regularly once a week for 8 weeks, I am completely pain free and have full range of movement. I wish I had found CST a lot earlier!

Padma Martin

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