Massage & Craniosacral Therapies

imagesMassage & Craniosacral Therapy

 Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays @  29 Forest View Road, Walthamstow, E17 4EJ

Time: Tuesdays 10.30-2.30pm & Thursdays 12.00-4.00pm

Alternative Saturdays 9.00am-11.00am

Venue: Arlene’s clinic 29 Forest View Road E17 4EJ

(All treatments are hourly appointments including case history)

Arlene Dunkley-Wood has been qualified as Holistic Massage practitioner since 1987, and a qualified Cranio-Sacral Therapist since 2005.  dip CHM TM, dip LDC, dip CCST,  RCSTA,

What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is a light-touch, non-invasive therapy, which helps to bring the body back into a state of balanced health, so the body’s can work effectively to heal itself.

A skilled Craniosacral Therapist can use gentle palpation to diagnose held problems in the body’s systems and amplify the body’s healing rhythms to assist health.

The client often feels completely relaxed and calm after a treatment, and finds a deeper way of resolving the changes that may have taken place. It is a safe and effective treatment for all people of all ages.

Children and Babies

Birth is one of the most stressful and traumatic events for both mother and baby. The baby’s cranial bones are soft at birth, which allows the bones of the cranium to overlap, so it can exit through the birth canal. The moulding that takes place often releases a few days after birth, but sometimes patterns get held, especially if the birth was difficult, or instrumental delivery has taken place.

Even babies who have had a perfectly natural and straightforward birth sometimes manifest difficulties, which present as restlessness, crying, colic and unhappiness. A craniosacral treatment at this early stage can help alleviate these birth patterns, and babies have been know to respond well to treatment.


Mothers can have a stressful and traumatic time throughout pregnancy and birth. Many more women are having fertility treatment to get pregnant, which is not without its own anxieties and worries. 30% of pregnant woman have some sort of traumatic delivery, whether it be a prolonged labour, instrumental delivery or c-section. These life-changing events and decisions can impact on women in an emotion, physical and psychological way, and can have far-reaching effects for the mother, baby and her relationship with her partner. Craniosacral therapy can assist the woman in working through these changes as she slowly orientate to the new changes in life.

The whole family

This therapy is not exclusive to pregnant women it is a very effective treatment for a number of issues. Arlene works a lot with clients who have back problems, chronic injuries and various ailments, which sometimes seem unresolveable with conventional medicine.

Craniosacral therapy can help clients to feel relaxed, and in so doing assist their bodies to come into balance at a time of great stress.

People have found Craniosacral Therapy helpful for the following conditions:

Difficulty relaxing, Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism, Back Pain, Birth Trauma, Bone/joint disorders, Breathing disorders, Bronchitis, Cerbral Palsy, Chronic fatigue, Colic, Depression, Digestive problems, Drug withdrawal, Dyslexia, Emotional problems, Exhaustion, Frozen Shoulder, Headaches and migranies, Hormonal imbalances, Hyperactiity, Impotence, Infertility, Insomnia, Learning difficulties, ME, Menstrual pains, Muscular aches and sprains, Nervous disorders, Post-Dental trauma, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Sinusitis, Spinal curvatures, Stress related conditions, Stroke, TMJ/jaw disorders, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Visual disturbances and more.

Sessions can be paid for in blocks of 1, 5 or 10 sessions in advance.  Your well being is important.  10 week block gives you one session free.


“My baby had difficulty sleeping.  It just took a couple of treatments and he seemed a lot more contented and relaxed…  He is now sleeping longer through the night.. His digestion seems better too!”

“The birth was wonderful, but I still felt traumatised.  After the first treatment I was able to let go of some of the trauma and was able to be contented with myself and started bonding more readily with my baby.”

“My husband had been suffering from a chronic bad back for years.  After a few treatments it felt like I had got my husband back.  He was freer in movements and able to do a lot of the things he had been avoiding for years.” – Edwina 2011

“My husband noticed that my breathing had improved and more than anything, I was getting fewer migraine headaches after my treatments.  I have had 4 sessions now, and I feel more energised and my sinuses are greatly improved.” –  Lilani 2012

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