Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines can be debilitating – find out how CST can help.

A migraine – a severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation usually on one side of the head. It is often accompanied by other symptoms.  A migraine attack can last a short time or for hours or days.  The pain can be so severe that the person is unable to complete or engage in daily activities.  People have often gone to hospital because of the pain.

We work with the Cranio viewpoint: that it does not matter whether you have migraines, headaches or any other head pain or pressure – our work unjams cranial bones, membranes and other tight tissue, nerves or organs and allows the cerebral spinal fluid to move more freely.  Triggers are just triggers – they are not the cause. 

 Our hope is that you will not need medications, full stop.  However, we support you on your journey, where-every you may be.

The causes of migraines are not fully understood however genetics and environmental factors appear to play a role.

Migraine triggers can range from

·        Hormonal changes in woman

·        Drinks such as alcohol especially wine and caffeine

·        Stress

·        Sensory stimuli bright lights Sun glare to  name a few

·        Sleep changes missing sleep or jetlag

·        Physical factors intense physical exertion

·        Weather changes a change of weather for barometric pressure

·        Foods aged cheeses salty and processed foods

·        Food additives such as the sweetener aspartame and the preservative monosodium glutamate (MSG), found in many foods.

Some people are a more at risk to migraines than others.

A high proportion of migraine suffers are women.

Please take the time to read our success testimonials for headaches and migraines.  We have some excellent short 90 second migraine videos also.

Contact us to discuss how our treatment programme may help you regain your vitality in living.


I went to Gill because I felt terrible every day.  After the 1st visit, I noticed that my squint had disappeared.  I haven’t had a headache since, I am losing weight and feel positive and so much better.

Lynda Burdekin


I went to Gill with constant nagging headaches, tiredness, anxiety and just feeling miserable.  After first the first session I felt a dramatic improvement and have continued to benefit greatly from each session.  My sleep pattern has returned to normal, I feel at peace with my self and the world, and have not had a headache since.  Gill has also provided me with excellent ‘self help’advice.

Christina A.

I have seen Gill for four treatments and have had a huge decease in the severity of my headaches which has been amazing.  I have also found myself more aware of my posture and how my body is feeling in general.
I have never been so relaxed as I am during and after my treatments. Gill has also given me other tips about diet and exercise which has been really helpful.  I will definitely be continuing to see Gill for my overall health as well as my headaches.

Malina Blake.

(Malina had been getting chronic headaches every day for 6 years, since overcoming meningitis).

After a year of multiple anaesthetics and surgeries I was feeling very tired and listless, and I had pain in many parts of my body.  The cranial treatment is very gentle, soothing and non invasive, and it is amazing how quickly the hour passes.  After experiencing 4-5 bad headaches a week, it is a great relief to be free of this worrying pain; also my whole sense of wellbeing has improved immensely.   Arm and shoulder pain has been reduced to almost nil.  I am ready to get out and be busy again. 

Margaret Carter


I wanted to tell you that my bad headaches have not presented themselves since our session last week. It has been 18 glorious months since my last headache. This is a wonderful result after just four sessions. I am able to function better at work and can cope more easily with what the day brings.

I visited you a few years ago for help with insomnia and those treatments were also extremely successful. I had experienced chronic insomnia for many years and had been taking strong pain killers to help, but after some considerable time the pain killers ceased to be effective and only resulted in making me drowsy during the day. I want to congratulate you on your expertise in helping me to get my life back. 


I first went to see Gill during a really bad period of cluster migraines.  Over the first few weeks of treatment I got on top of these and thankfully have not had any similar episodes. I still get the ocassional headaches associated with my period but they are a lot more manageable.  

Pip Wilson

HEADACHES- referred by an ear, nose and throat specialist:

I saw Gill to help with daily Headaches.  After my second appointment, they have completely stopped.  It has changed so much for me with my daily life and sleep.  It has now been many months without a single headache.  Regards,

Kim Frankish


I had suffered from headaches 4 x per week for 35+ years.  I sought help from Gill after a particularly bad month when I had headaches every day for 3 weeks. My dentist had given me a mouthguard but that hadn’t helped.  Painkillers usually didn’t help.  After I had completed the first group of sessions my headaches have subsided and I feel SO much better.  I totally recommend Gill!  

Catherine Butt

It is such a privilege to be able to help people: Here is a recent testimonial: “I have suffered from Migraine with aura since I was 3. It has been an absolute struggle throughout my life leading to depression and anxiety. At the end of last year the migraines were more aggressive and happening more often. I was puton many medications Nothing worked. This had me constantly on edge and carrying medication in my pocket waiting for the next attack. I then had a 53Hr migraine. My children and partner were close to calling the hospital. Gill has been nothing short of a miracle for me. From the first time I saw her I instantly felt the difference and I have not had a migraine since that day. I am celebrating 3 months migraine and medication free! My family never thought we would see such amazing results. I really could not be more thankful.”      


Dear Gill, I have had headaches for 75 years (I am 83years).  After 4 sessions with you I still wasn’t sure if your work was helping me, but 18 months later and I still haven’t had another headache.  Thank you very much. 

Dorothy Boyd


I was referred to Gill by my doctor as a way of dealing with my persistent headaches and migraines. I knew nothing about CranioSacral therapy but was keen to try anything that would mean I wasn’t taking so much medication.  After 6 treatments I am not completely headache free but am not having as many headaches and the neck pain I often experience has improved significantly.  

Patricia Dakers


I came to Gill with pressure feelings in my head after a fall from my horse.  I had a series of six treatments over several months.  I noticed a change in the feelings in my head after the first treatment, and it steadily improved over the next treatments.  I no longer have any pressure feelings in my head, though I do have some tension still, I feel very much better.  I noticed my balance improved, my jaw and neck felt looser and generally I felt more well.  

Melanie White


Hello there lovely Gill,  I haven’t been back because my headaches and migraines have all gone and I’m doing very well all thanks to my lovely doctor and YOU 🙂 I do thank you very much for everything you have helped me with and all your understanding.  Keep up the good work you are doing gill.  All the best. 

Sam Purver

I came to see Gill for treatment of my ongoing headaches I had experienced for most of my teenage and adult life which seemed to worsen with pregnancy.  Within 3 sessions they had completely subsided and I no longer had to rely on medication or constant trips to the physio for relief. Really pleased with the result.  I would really recommend cranio to anyone experiencing ongoing pain and headaches. 

Rachel Smith


“I have suffered from migraines for most of my life. In the last 20 years or so I was getting headaches at least once a week which could be controlled most of the time with medication. The headaches and migraines were becoming problematical as I am a private consultant and can’t take sick leave easily. Last year I suffered three migraines which were very debilitating. After several treatments with Gill I haven’t had a migraine for nearly a year and what headaches I have now are very mild and infrequent. For headache and migraine sufferers, I wish to highly recommend Gill and her treatment”.  Kind regards, 

Susan Reynolds


“I had vertigo for over 10 years. I had tried the Epley Manoeuvre from an ENT doctor, the Brandt-Daroff exercise from another doctor and anti-nausea medication from my GP. Nothing made any difference. Gill’s gentle hands worked on me for 6x 1 hour sessions. Gradually the vertigo got less and less, both in strength and length until it disappeared completely. THANK YOU, GILL. ” 

Jane Kerr