"The secret something that is shared by all effective healing methods is the process of leading the patient to an honest and truthful self-discovery.
This self-discovery is required for the initiation and continuation of self-healing; for it is only through self-healing - in contrast to curing - that patients can experience both permanent recovery and spiritual growth... the closer our perception of self approaches, the deeper our capacity for self healing becomes.
When there is a very close correspondence between self image and truth, our healing powers may be virtually unlimited."
Dr John E. Upledger
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive yet powerful body work that addresses the restrictions in the craniosacral system, that includes bone of the head and back as well as the membrane and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It impacts the whole body through its different layers (fasciae, muscles, organs, bones), the mind, the central nervous system and has a direct impact on the emotional state and help and assist the body to rebalance itself in a natural and gentle way.
CST is performed on a fully clothed body. The practitioner with put their hands with a very light touch in the body to feel and monitor the craniosacral rhythm. They will evaluate and work with areas of restriction, tension and reduce movement in the body tissues. They will use very gentle and precise techniques to encourage the release and allow the mobility to come back. The process cannot be forced and will happen when it will be ready.
In some cases, especially when an emotion is behind an underlying condition, the process of SomatoEmotional Release (SER) can be included during the session. Through CST touch and therapeutic dialogue, SER helps to address the root cause of the pain or discomfort and to release and let go of the stored physical and emotional distress, allowing the personal energy to flow again freely and bringing a sense of tranquility and wellbeing.
CST is very effective for headaches, back and neck pain, premenstrual pains, post-stress disorder, trauma, among others.
CranioSacral Therapy for Children & Young People
CranioSacral Therapy for Children & Young People
Being a child is about growing, learning, discovering but most of all playing... or it should be ! Being an adolescent is not easier if any, more complicated as our endocrine system kicks in big time and hormonal changes can be quite disturbing at times. It is a time when the body and the brain are in constant development which can bring some disturbance at time.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands on body work that addresses the restrictions in the craniosacral system, that includes bone of the head and back as well as the membrane and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It impacts the whole body through its different layers (fasciae, muscles, organs, bones), the mind, the central nervous system and has a direct impact on the emotional state and help and assist the body to rebalance itself in a natural and gentle way.
CST is performed on a fully clothed body. The practitioner with put their hands with a very light touch in the body to feel and monitor the craniosacral rhythm. They will evaluate and work with areas of restriction, tension and reduce movement in the body tissues. They will use very gentle and precise techniques to encourage the release and allow the mobility to come back. The process cannot be forced and will happen when it will be ready. Children generally respond quite well and very quickly as their systems still retain a lot of flexibility. It can help with digestive problems, learning disability, concussion, sleeping difficulty, among others
Clinical Aromatherapy Massage
Based on basic Oriental Medicine Principles, it is a natural and very relaxing healing method to improve health and prevent disease. The choice of essential oils for the blend is created and adapted for each person on the day of the treatment. Very effective for nervous tension, anxiety, headaches, premenstrual pains, menopause, insomnia, skin conditions, arthritis and other conditions.
Aromatherapy Massage in Pregnancy
Aromatherapy in Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy is usually a beautiful period in a woman’s life but it could also be a challenging time with the change in hormones, body shape.
The choice of the essential oils is made carefully and the dilution used in the blend is about 1%, keeping the baby safe and still allowing the mum to receive their benefits through a body massage treatment.
The massage techniques differ slightly from conventional massage as soon as the mum cannot be lying down on her belly. Then, she will be lying on her side, supported by pillows to make her comfortable. Aromatherapy could be a great support during this period, helping out with morning sickness, releasing body tensions, improving the lack of sleep and supporting a balanced well-being.
Treating each person as an individual and offering personalised services is essential to me as well as keeping the synergy between body, mind and soul. My approach is not only to treat the symptom(s) but to go to the root of the problem/disharmony in order to heal it.
I’m a qualified aromatherapist from the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy, where I have study the benefits of essential oils based on basic Oriental Medicine Principles; Ying Yang & Qi disharmony and their relation with the 5 Elements.
I trained in CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and keep doing on-going development with this practice.
I am part of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists and the Craniosacral Society.
I've had a few CranioSacral treatments from Manuela Isgro and I highly recommend you do the same. Her healing sessions are very professionally and gently held and I emerged from my treatments feeling calmer, relaxed, more grounded and more in my body. Thank you Manuela, big love xx
Amazing and intuitive practitioner with a magical touch.
Lukey Luci Luke
Manuela is meticulous in creating a warm and relaxing atmosphere in which to give a treatment. Her intuition is spot on. I have had a really bad back problem for many years and have tried many different therapies, all with varying degrees of success in helping my pain. Manuela's gentle approach has done wonders. Even after just one CranioSacral session, my back felt a lot better and I found it easier to walk the next day and the day after.
I have now had a few sessions, including one really relaxing and delicious aromatherapy massage, and I can honestly say that she has helped me enormously.
I cannot recommend Manuela highly enough. Do yourself a favour and book a session with her.
Manuela is an expert at making you feel welcomed and relaxed, and her lovely energy as well as skilful massage and choice of essential oils matches exactly what you need – it’s amazing ! One of the most relaxing massage session I have had, very highly recommended! I also loved that she really takes her time to make sure you leave the session in the best possible state.
It took only couple of craniosacral sessions to feel strong reliefs of my migraines and neck pain that I had for years.
With her gentle touch, her sensitivity and compassion, Manuela helped me to be more in touch with my body and mind and release old tensions.
Thank You !
I just had a wonderful aromatherapy massage with Manuela. I liked how she took my medical history in advance of the session so she could put together the best blend of oils for my health. She then presented me with it at the start of the session & it smelt amazing. The massage was gentle, & nourishing. I felt much better for it the next day - relaxed & in tune with myself. Thank you Manuela!