Dorine Siccama

Dorine is a passionate Craniosacral therapist who empathises strongly with her clients. Each patient is treated as an individual with mindfulness and respect and treatments are adjusted according to the specific needs of the clients.

Dorine has experience in assisting clients with a wide variety of symptoms like e.g. back and neck pain, knee problems, digestive problems, rheumatoid arthritis, shoulder problems, anxiety, high stress levels, migraine and headaches, sleeping problems, whiplash and burnout. Overall success rate has been great as the causes of symptoms were addressed but also new tools were given so clients experience empowerment and additional benefits such as reduced stress levels and an overall improved sense of well-being and vitality.

Dorine has studied, trained and worked extensively both nationally and internationally and holds Diploma’s in Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Remedial Massage and a Masters Degree in Psychology. A registered Craniosacral Therapist in Europe (Craniosuisse) and in Sydney, Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT).

CONDITIONS AND BENEFITS FOR WHICH CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY CAN ASSIST:

  • Back, neck and shoulder problems
  • Headaches, Migraines, Ear ringing
  • Whiplash
  • Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
  • Joint problems – tennis elbow, knee injuries
  • RSI, tendonitis, carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain – e.g. fibromyalgia or Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Stress and tension related disorders e.g. vertigo, insomnia
  • Infants- colic, sleep problems, behavioural problems, distressed babies
  • Traumatic/difficult birth
  • Children – learning/behavioural difficulties, anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue, exhaustion, sleep problems
  • Depression, burn-out, anxiety and emotional problems
  • Post Traumatic Stress disorder or injuries
  • Nerve pain, facial pain, jaw problems and teeth grinding
  • Post surgical recovery

Craniosacral therapy is a highly effective light-touch therapy that works with the whole body and the source of pain and dysfunction simultaneously.  With CST and given proper support, the body will heal itself, creating a custom solution to any problem that is causing discomfort.  

Craniosacral therapy is a wholistic, manual therapy that addresses physical symptoms while also relieving any stresses that are held in the body. Craniosacral therapy is named for the craniosacral system: the bones, tissues and fluids that support our central nervous system. All these bodily systems pulsate in a symmetrical balanced and rhythmic motion. This rhythm is reflected through our bodily tissues to all parts of our body, indicating where there are restrictions, adhesions or accumulated life stresses being held in the body.

Fascia, our bodily tissues, is like a thin cling film that surrounds and connects every muscle, organ, bone, nerve and blood vessel in the body. Injuries, inflammation, stress, tension, illness, accidents, trauma, surgery or poor posture can cause fascia to become tight, inflexible and unbalance the cranial sacral rhythm. As a result restrictions and blockages can develop creating underlying aches, pain, dysfunctions and illness.

Craniosacral therapists place their hands over the area of the body that is most related to the source of the problem as we are trained to feel and monitor changes in the body’s tissues, subtle rhythms and fluids.  Any blockages, pulls, compressions, restrictions or accumulated life stresses are released, enabling the tissues and the cranialsacral system to return to proper healthy functioning.

In the process of monitoring, craniosacral therapists hands follow changes in the client’s body as it occurs rather than making the decision to move a person’s body in any given direction.  This is the principal difference between CST and most other therapeutic types of bodywork.

As life experiences are processed through our bodies, our body’s work around held experiences until the load becomes too great and we develop symptoms. Craniosacral therapy helps your body to release the effects of held life experiences and is extremely effective in the resolution of a multitude of conditions as it lift the deep imprints of stress out of the nervous system.

Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release allows your entire body to unwind and release and works on a profound level of healing in all the bodily systems including the musculoskeletal and nervous system. The nervous system dictates all of our bodily functions and as tension is released, the nervous system is deeply calmed and rebalanced. Stress or trauma related symptoms often improve including anxiety, insomnia, headaches and digestive disorders. MyoFascial Release relieves tension and pain by releasing and lengthening both muscles and fascia.

One of the strength’s of CST is that it initiates the self-healing potential that we all have inside us and that healing happens from the inside to the outside.

The international “Time Magazine” called Craniosacral Therapy “one of the top healing innovators to watch”.

  • Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release work with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources.
  • Helps to alleviate the aches, pains and stresses of life and improves coping mechanisms to allow for better management of stress.
  • Improves the body’s ability to self-care by addressing the body’s inner wisdom.
  • Can produce profound and positive changes.
  • People feel better not only physically but also mentally and emotionally, continuing into their daily life’s.