Massage Craniosacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release (Upledger) in North London (N12)

Massage - Craniosacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release (Upledger) in North London (N12)

Not all complementary therapists are the same. I began my training as a healer with the Healing Trust in 1999. In 2003 I qualified as a massage therapist and from 2005 began my journey into CranioSacral therapy. The Upledger Institute offers the most comprehensive and challenging syllabus available. The training I have undertaken is of postgraduate status up to Advanced level 2, beyond the requirements of the core Upledger programme. This demands and develops a high level of sensitivity, necessary when working with more complex conditions. I first sought CranioSacral therapy to relieve physical injuries and on the table I also experienced SomatoEmotional Release - how our emotions are entwined with our physical problems. I found that the therapy helped to completely alleviate the symptoms I was suffering and this in turn left me enthusiastic about the power of CranioSacral therapy and SomatoEmotional Release to heal. My own personal experience has been further strengthened by the evidence I have seen in my clinic time and time again.

My interest in childhood development, from gestation through to adolescence and its influence on adult health, led me to undertake the Paediatric modules of the Upledger programme. I believe that treatment at a younger age, from newborn to adolescence, both enhances the health of the child and is helpful in preventing issues arising later in life. I am a dedicated practitioner and experienced teacher of Iyengar yoga, which serves to further enrich my understanding of the science of mind, body and emotions.

My skill set enables me to treat a wide range of aches, pains and illness. I work from clinics in North London and West Sussex - High Barnet, Whetstone and Worthing. For patients with chronic conditions I undertake home visits.

I am fully insured and a member of The Complementary Therapists Association.

Contact Darren on 07801 481801


What is Craniosacral Therapy?

It is a gentle hands on therapy focussing on the alignment of the skull bones, spine and sacrum - the core of your body. The therapist tunes in to the fascia tissue (Connective tissue which surrounds all areas of the body) and facilitates movement within it to bring about therapeutic change in the core.

Craniosacral Therapy enhances the body’s natural healing processes, and has been effective over a wide spectrum of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

Migraine headaches, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, chronic neck and back pain, emotional difficulties, motor co-ordination difficulties, stress and tension-related problems, central nervous system disorders, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), orthopaedic problems, chronic fatigue, neurovascular or immune disorders, scoliosis, infantile disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, learning disabilities, fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders.

What is SomatoEmotional Release? (SER)

It is a gentle hands on therapy where the practitioner assists the client to listen and resolve issues within the emotional body. The therapist will intuitively place his/her hands over an area of tissue requiring SER. The client will be encouraged to focus attention on the tissue and to describe how the area feels. Continued dialoguing and focus will help the client to connect to an emotion which is in conflict with their physical well being. Through continued dialoguing, resolution is sought and the physical, mental and emotional bodies are rebalanced.

SomatoEmotional Release can be, and is often used in conjunction with Craniosacral Therapy, to bring about profound changes in one's psyche and soma. SomatoEmotional Release helps a client to realise his or her full potential as a human being.


Massage benefits the body in many ways including:
calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and well being; reduces tension and anxiety; improves blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells; stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body’s waste products; prevents and relieve muscles cramps and spasms; relaxes tired, stiff aching muscles and leaves one feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvinated and can help with pain management in conditions such as arthritis. Sometimes clients need massage therapy before receiving the more subtle work of Caniosacral therapy. Darren works intuitively; no massage is ever the same. He uses a combination of different techniques and stretches to relax and de-stress the muscle tissue.

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