Craniosacral Therapy & VMI Bodywork

My bodywork sessions facilitate a safe space for the body to access its innate self-healing ability for physical and emotional aspects, which is often blocked by past conditions. The bodywork also cultivates embodiment and wholeness of the self through deep listening to our bodymindsoul.

My primary modalities are Craniosacral Therapy and VMI Bodywork. These will be fluidly combined in 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, that 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. All fluids branch out from the midline to the periphery and then return to the 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 Therapist (RSMT) with ISMETA. 

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

I have so far successfully worked with persons with the following conditions; anxiety, depression, emotional problems, exhaustion, chronic fatigue, stress-related condition, insomnia, trauma, headaches and migraines, sinusitis, face pain, TMJ jaw disorders, tinnitus, 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…


1st Floor
Clinic Central
10-12 Gaskin Street
Islington, London N1 2RY
Unit 6, Studio 4
Tilia Road
London, E5 8JB


Initial session: £70 for a 60 minutes session
Ongoing sessions £70 for a 60 minutes session or £195 for three 60 minutes sessions.

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


What people say about my Craniosacral work

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

Katsura has 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 Pilates 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 underlying 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 onset 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.


Katsura Isobe

First floor, Clinic Central
10-12 Gaskin Street
London N1 2RY
07960 906781