Craniosacral Therapy & VMI Bodywork


Katsura’s practice 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. Her 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.

Katsura is 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 in1992 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.

Katsura studied with Patricia Bardi in Amsterdam, certified as a VMI Somatic Practitioner. She is also a 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.

Katsura 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…

To find out more, please see

07960 906781


Clinic Central is located just off Upper Street in the heart of Islington, North London.
This is within easy reach of Angel, King’s Cross, Clerkenwell, The Barbican and The City, and within a couple of miles of Holloway, Camden, Kentish Town, Bloomsbury and Holborn.