My bodywork takes an integrative approach that facilitates the body’s self-healing ability to restore and heal towards optimal health by using touch, breath, movement and sound. My primary modalities are Craniosacral Therapy and VMI Bodywork. These will be seamlessly combined in a treatment for your best benefit. The work generally takes place on a couch fully dressed. A session lasts about an hour.

 

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, yet profound, hands-on treatment, evolved from osteopathy. A practitioner attunes to subtle motions and qualities within the body, in relation to the midline; the cranium- spine- sacrum, which accommodates the central nervous system, cerebrospinal fluid and membranes. From the midline, all fluids brunch out to the periphery, then return back to centre. This cyclical movement creates some rhythms. These rhythms are an expression of our health and vitality, at any given time.

Body cells store memories of what we have gone through, on our life paths. When a given experience is not fully processed, it manifests as restrictions within the system and causes physical and/or emotional discomforts. Craniosacral Therapy facilitates these processes so they can be carried forward in a safe, supported way. During treatment, mental activities are encouraged to slow down and we are led into connecting to the deep bodily intelligence, which we, humans and all creatures have inherited since the beginning of time.

Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly, as It is very gentle and non-invasive.
I am a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST) with Craniosacral Therapy Association, trained at College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

 

VMI Bodywork

Vital Movement Integration (VMI) bodywork is an integrative therapeutic method, established in 1992 by Patricia Bardi, a somatic movement therapy pioneer. It is a combination of manual therapy techniques (including Craniosacral Therapy) and movement re-education. The aim is to foster a new sense of mobility and vitality by reorganising the imbalances and harmonising the functional relationship between the skeletal structure, neuromuscular system, organs and hormones. The gentle bodywork treats pain, discomforts and imbalances within the body-mind-emotion connectivity.

I studied with Patricia Bardi in Amsterdam, certified as a VMI Somatic Practitioner. Registered Somatic Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME & RSMT) with ISMETA. 

 

Both methods take you to a deep state where self-healing process and recuperation for homeostatic inner balance can occur. The process can last after a treatment for up to a few days.

 

I have so far successfully worked with persons with following conditions; anxiety, depression, emotional problems, exhaustion, chronic fatigue, stress-related condition, insomnia, trauma, headaches and migraines, sinusitis, face pain, TMJ jaw disorders, neck pain, digestive problems, perimenopause, menstrual pain and disorders, back pain, bone/ joint disorders, arthritis, muscular aches and sprain, scoliosis, post operation, autism, learning difficulty and more…

 

Locations & Rates

Islington

First floor, Clinic Central, 10-12 Gaskin Street, London N1 2RY

£60 for a 60 minutes session, or £160 or three 60 minutes sessions

 

The City of London

Light Centre Monument
36 St Mary at Hill, EC3R 8DU

£75 for a 60 minutes session

A combo session available. 120 mins (Pilates 60 mins + Craniosacral Therapy 60 mins). Please check the Light Centre Monument for the details.

 

Kensington & Chelsea

Redcliffe Street, London SW10 9DR

£75 for a 60 minutes session

 

Home visit

£70 – 90 for a 60 minutes session, depending on the location. I am based in Hackney.

 

Please note that a full fee cancellation charge will apply where there is less than 24 hours notice.

 

Contact

Katsura Isobe

info@katsuraisobe.net

07960 906781

 


 

What people say about my Craniosacral work

Katsura has a natural ability to engage with the cranio-sacral process.   – CCST

Katsura have something very clear to offer in her approach to holding space and connecting directly with a person.   – R.S.

After my treatment I have felt so relaxed and more in touch with my body. Not just in a spiritual way but also physically. I would very much recommend Katsura if you have a long standing injury that needs extra encouragement to finally heal.   – H.C.

Having not tried Craniosacral Therapy before, I didn’t know what to expect. Since Katsura has been my Pilate instructor for several years, I know I can trust her. Treatment sessions with Katsura were surreal, but calming experience. After each session, I felt better. I now have an under laying happiness that I have never felt before. Katsura has this rare gift of understanding and feeling without your explanation, which is quite extraordinary. I will definitely recommend her treatments if you are not feeling quite yourself.   – S.P.

Thank you Katsura for my treatment on the 5th of July, I had great problems with my eyes having had laser treatment at Moorfields to stop the high pressure in my eyes and to slow down the on set of glaucoma which is hereditary within my family. You were able to calm my eyes and I was able to see clearer without haziness and focus without straining for at least one and a half hours after the treatment. Sadly the haziness returned but my eyes felt rested and I was relaxed and I had a good night sleep! And yes I was able to see colours when I shut my eye’s, Thank you. – A.S.