From DJ to Therapist – Simon Baker.
I had what you could call a dream career. From resident DJ at Leeds legendary Mint Club to headlining parties around the world from Fabric to Berghain and releasing music on some of the most respected labels in house and techno. Over 20 years as a producer, audio engineer and touring DJ, I achieved more than ever imagined when I first bought my set of turntables. But then I developed severe tinnitus and life changed… My lifestyle at the time had a lot to do with this. I was experiencing lots of travel, unhealthy eating, drinking habits, late nights and partying. All these elements were making my nervous system hypersensitive which was something I needed to radically change if I was to continue to enjoy music and the career I had made for myself. Then a friend of mine recommended Craniosacral Therapy and how it can help with calming the central nervous system, which is directly related to the cranial nerves of the ears. It brings you out of the adrenal state of fight or flight as a whole and steadily calms the overall pattern of tinnitus down. This introduced me to a life-changing experience. Not only did it reduce the ringing in my ears, but I felt like I could breathe again. The tinnitus didn’t disappear completely, but it subsided enough for me to feel calmer, more balanced and in control. After a few treatments, I started feeling different in other ways. I felt more peaceful, more in-tune and more relaxed. I hadn’t realised how stressed and anxious my system was – not just from the tinnitus, but from everything in life that I was storing up. It became clear that emotions and physical tensions were triggering this ringing in my head. I continued on this path and learned how to meditate as well as practice yoga and mindfulness. I began to see life with more clarity and through this new perspective; I found the link that was missing. I wanted to share my knowledge and help others feel good, so began training as a Craniosacral Therapist at The College Of Craniosacral Therapy in London. I can safely say that this has, by far, been the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of my life to-date. I rarely hear the tinnitus anymore.
What is Craniosacral therapy and how can it help you?
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, yet profound, holistic treatment intended to relieve stress, trauma, pain, tensions and restrictions. Through light touch, Craniosacral Therapy triggers an individual’s self-healing mechanism to help reunite the mind and body, and to restore harmony, vitality and balance. Craniosacral Therapy works on a very profound and subtle level, influencing the core of the system. Helping to release deep-rooted causes as well as surface issues, it often leaves people feeling in a very deep and relaxed state. Suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly, it can help with many different conditions due to its non-invasive nature. People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems like headaches, or bad backs, or they may have long-standing emotional problems. Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges. Craniosacral Therapy can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, tinnitus, asthma, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, emotional issues, headaches, neuralgia, stress and many other conditions.
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Due to its name, many mistakenly think this therapy only refers to the head, but Craniosacral Therapy works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions. Originating from Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy is a ’light-touch’ method of releasing tensions and conditions in and around the central nervous system to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve the whole of a person’s health and performance. It’s a very gentle, effective and non-invasive therapy that will leave you feeling incredibly relaxed.
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