Sylvia Rowley

BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST
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Sylvia Rowley RCST

Hi, I’m Sylvia, a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist.

My background is as a journalist and documentary filmmaker, and I trained as a craniosacral therapist after finding the modality profoundly helpful in my own healing journey from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

In a craniosacral therapy session you lie fully clothed, usually on your back, while I hold different parts of your body such as your feet, back and head.

By using gentle touch, mindful presence and verbal communication to listen deeply to your body, I support your nervous system to unwind and sink into a greater sense of safety.

So many of us are holding a lot – mentally, physically and emotionally. Craniosacral sessions can help you to feel viscerally that you are supported and don’t need to carry it all alone, and help you to acknowledge and release tension and stress.

“My aim is to help people to feel safe, held and supported on an embodied level, allowing them to un-grip and exhale deeply, and embrace whatever arises.”

How does it work?

When our brains and nervous systems become unconsciously stuck in danger mode, so many of the systems in our body – from digestion, to immunity, to energy output – work less effectively, and we find it more difficult to access states such as ease, clarity and joy.

Over time, through ‘co-regulation’ with the practitioner, craniosacral therapy aims to help people to move from fight/flight or freeze/collapse towards a state of safety and restful alertness. When not feeling under threat, our bodies have inherent drive to rest, repair and grow – and a great capacity to heal.

It’s an honour to witness how the wisdom of the human body can unfold when being listened to from a nurturing and non-judgemental place.

Why might you come and see me?


People come to me for support with issues such as:

  • Anxiety and brain fog
  • Stress and burnout
  • Chronic pain
  • As additional support for healing trauma or chronic illness
  • Sleep issues and fatigue
  • Coping better with stressful situations
  • Feeling more present and connected to themselves

The aim of craniosacral therapy is not to ‘fix’ broken parts, but to support the body’s innate ability to heal.

I am grateful for all the lineages that this work draws on, including mindfulness stemming from the Buddhist tradition, trauma-informed practice, osteopathy, and Indigenous practices of healing and deep listening.

Sessions

Rebates available through private health insurance on your extras

Cancellation policy / please be mindful

Please allow 48 hours for making any changes to your booking. A 100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations made on the day of the treatment, as this does not permit me with sufficient time to book another client.