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About Sheena

Sheena originally trained and worked with holistic massage and Shiatsu over 20 years ago, she was drawn to train in cranio-sacral therapy after it helped my son through a serious illness.

Sheena has also trained as an Occupational Therapist, having worked in a variety of settings in the NHS.

She is fully qualified in the following disciplines:

·        Bio-dynamic Craniosacral Therapy
·        Shiatsu 
·        Holistic Massage 
·        BSc Hons (Occupational Therapy)

Sheena says: "I have continually been impressed by CST’s impact on people’s lives in many areas, whilst offering a gentle non-invasive approach respectful of individual needs and process, allowing the client’s system to find its own way". 

Sheena also believes that indigenous people speak of connection with the earth at a deep spiritual level, realizing that we are part of the earth, not separate.  

Our body wisdom can help us remember this sense of connection and belonging, in whatever way is appropriate for each individual.

in so doing we can feel more fully alive and human.

Sheena finds CST can help us connect with this deep wisdom, if we wish to.

Many of Sheena's clients say CST enables them to feel a deeper sense of flow in their lives and that it has supported them, to make changes and find deeper fulfilment, health and vitality .

Sheena also has an interest in dance and movement, painting and art and have a deep love of nature and wildlife.

Sheena McMahon

Craniosacral Therapy, Holistic Intuitive Massage
Based in Llanidloes

Contact Sheena: 01686 411233

Mobile: 07899 727279

Contact Sheena via email


Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a very gentle profound bodywork that supports the intelligence and connection of the body-mind.  It is a non-intrusive way of working with the body using light touch to facilitate the client’s own healing process.

It can support you to...

·        Drop into deep rest and relaxation which enables the body mind to restore itself
·        Gently release stress, tension and trauma in a peaceful manageable way
·        Develop sense of wellbeing , health and sense of aliveness
·        Support you to make lifestyle changes that benefit all levels of your being

Craniosacral Therapy  works with the craniosacral motion in the body which stems from the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord and expresses itself in a rhythmic movement which is like the ebb and flow of a tide. The bones of the cranium and sacrum move to accommodate this fluctuation

Stress and trauma  - physical, mental and emotional states can create restrictions in this flow, which impacts on all aspects of a person’s health. 

Craniosacral therapy supports the client to release areas of restriction through facilitating and  supporting  the cerebrospinal fluid to find its natural flow and rhythm through very light  touch. We are made up of about 70% water and every cell pulsates with the rhythmic pulsation stemming from the cerebro-spinal fluid.

It is a subtle therapy which facilitates the clients own healing process enabling them to move through stages of healing at the pace their individual system chooses.

Sessions are cumulative in effect. Generally it is recommended to have 3-6 sessions. It can be beneficial to have regular top-ups or maintenance treatments but individuals have different requirements and this can be discussed with the therapist.

Sheena generally advises that it is good to try 1 session to experience it and see if it suits you.

Information for you as the client

The client lies fully clothed on a treatment / massage table. (If they have mobility issues they can sit in a chair).

Areas of the body such as the head, the base of the spine, the feet or the shoulders are contacted, using light touch, by the therapist.

This light touch helps facilitate movement of the cerebrospinal fluids, which permeates all areas of the body. Working with this craniosacral motion helps the body release restrictions – often caused by stress or trauma – which impacts on health at a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.

CST is gentle and non-intrusive and clients generally relax deeply, even in the first session.

As CST is so gentle and non-invasive, it is suitable for all ages and most conditions.


So what can it help with?

CST does not claim to cure conditions but supports the clients system to find its own way.

Clients come with a huge variety of symptoms and life issues- backache, joint problems, or ongoing conditions such as anxiety and depression or sleeping problems. Some have migraines or digestive issues.  Some have exhaustion or chronic fatigue.

Others come for support in changing their lives, making lifestyle choices.

Many people find CST beneficial for dealing with stress and stress related problems.

CST is respectful of each individual system and works by supporting the natural inherent intelligence of one’s body to move towards balance and wholeness, letting go of patterns of restrictive holding.

There is no force involved, so each individual sets the pace and the practitioner works with the tides and inherent intelligence of motion in one’s body to support it towards finding it’s natural health and well being.

Are there any conditions where CT should not be used?

CST is gentle and non-invasive, so considered suitable for all ages and most conditions.

If in doubt it is always best to consult the therapist and GP. If you have a particular medical concern we would always recommend that you consult your GP.  CST practitioners do not diagnose or prescribe medication. CST is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor. 

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